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  • Hunting with dogs (fox hunting)

    Hunting with dogs has been practised widely across rural Britain, involving the pursuit and usually killing of animals with one or more dogs, frequently followed by riders on horseback.

  • Human Rights

    Human rights are rights that are deemed to belong to all people as such - that is, by virtue of their humanity. In the past, rights so conceived have more commonly been known as natural rights or "the rights of man".

  • Housing Benefit

    Housing Benefit (HB) is an income-related social security welfare scheme to help people pay their rent. It is also sometimes referred to as Rent Allowance or Rent Rebate. The scheme is only open to people living in rented accommodation (including council and social housing) and on low incomes.

  • House of Lords Reform

    The House of Lords is the second chamber of Parliament and is also called the Upper House. Because it is not elected, it does not have the same powers as the Commons, but it retains the right to revise and scrutinise the Government's actions and legislation.

  • House of Commons - guide

    It is the settled constitutional position of the United Kingdom that sovereignty rests with parliament.

  • Honours System

    The UK honours system is a means by which individuals are recognised and rewarded for merit, bravery, achievement, or services to the country.

  • Home Information Packs (Hips)

  • HIV/AIDS

    'HIV' stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV attacks the body's immune system, reducing its ability to fight off infections.

  • High Speed 2 (HS2)

    Politics.co.uk examines the issues surrounding High Speed 2 (HS2), including the background, controversies, statistics and key quotes.

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