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How is the business of the House of Commons determined?

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This video discusses the direction of business and discourse in the House of Commons, and the forces that shape them.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The importance of whips for determining business, timing, and enforcing it within the parties.
  • The Speaker, who can also direct the business by making judgements on requests or motions from MP’s.
  • The Backbenchers who can influence business by filling vacant time.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The business of the House of Commons and the ways that it is directed.
  • The formal ways that business is determined, as well as the procedural ways that can be used to steer business.

With thanks to

  • John Bercow MP, House of Commons Speaker

Image – Prince’s Chamber (UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor)

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