Site of The Parliament
Parliament - excellent resource!
visitors, both UK citizens and overseas visitors can visit the
Strangers galleries in both houses to see Parliament at work.
Entry is at St. Stephenís Gate, where you can join a queue for
the public galleries, known as Strangers Galleries. Debates in the
commons take place on Mon. Tues. and Thurs. from 2-30 pm; Wed.
& Fri. from 9-30 am.
neo-Gothic building includes the House of Commons and the House of
Lords, not to mention the infamous Big Ben.
Edward the Confessor had the original palace built in the eleventh
Parliamentary government in the United Kingdom is based on a
two-chamber system. The House of Lords (the upper House-not
elected) and the House of Commons (the lower house-elected at
least every 5 years) sit separately and are constituted on
entirely different principles. The legislative process involves
both Houses - the Commons and the Lords.