The houses of parliament composed of the house of lords and the house of commons fill the massive palace of westminster. Parliament is made up of the house of commons and house of lords.
It is located on the left bank of the river thames in the borough of westminster london.
Houses of parliament. Edward the confessor had the original palace built in the 11th century. Mps and members of the lords sit in the two chambers of parliament scrutinising the government and debating legislation. It was fascinating and a little bizarre to be given a tour around hop today.
We saw westminster hall the commons the lords the terrace and other areas of the houses of parliament. It is responsible for making laws deciding taxes and scrutinising the government. The law is set out in the statute forbidding bearing of armour or coming armed to parliament act 1313 and was enacted to deal with the then noblemen s pesky habit of using armed force in order to cause trouble and we thought today s parliament could get fiery.
The two houses meet in the palace of westminster in the city of westminster one of the inner boroughs of the capital city london. Until a fire claimed the palace in 1512 english royalty stayed put next to the grand westminster abbey. Houses of parliament also called palace of westminster in the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland the seat of the bicameral parliament including the house of commons and the house of lords.
Parliament is bicameral but has three parts consisting of the sovereign crown in parliament the house of lords and the house of commons the primary chamber. Informally known as the houses of parliament after its occupants the palace lies on the north bank of the river thames in the city of westminster in central london england. The houses of parliament do not have a dress code but you definitively are not allowed to wear a suit of armour.
Parliament consists of the house of commons and the house of lords. Find members of parliament mps by postcode and constituency and members of the house of lords by name and party. The site of the houses of parliament is the palace of westminster a royal palace and former residence of kings on the river thames.