Both houses debate, discuss, propose and vote on everything from visa restrictions on visitors from Brazil to the unlawfulness of caste discrimination.
The government's far-reaching is equality bill is homophobic, a leading gay right activists has said.
More pressure was placed on the government to retreat on the original clauses of the parliamentary standards bill as debate continued in the Commons this afternoon.
Attempts to include a code of conduct for MPs in the parliamentary standards bill were dropped last night over fears it could fundamentally undermine Britain's constitution.
The government is coming under pressure from green groups over the level of protection for marine reserves in today's marine and coastal access bill.
The upcoming equality bill will make the British National party's (BNP) membership criteria illegal, Harriet Harman has confirmed.
The fuel poverty bill was unable to make progress last week because so few MP's turned out to vote, a lobby group said today.
An amendment to the law banning incitement to hatred on the basis of sexual orientation has been shot down by MPs.
The second day of debate on the coroners bill will take place in parliament this afternoon, following angry scenes in the chamber yesterday.
Conservative backbencher Douglas Hogg says he will oppose timetabling of all bills - even if the Tories win the next election.
Justice secretary Jack Straw is set to present his bill of rights and responsibilities green paper to the Commons today after a tortured birth process.
An attempt to force the government to accelerate its efforts against fuel poverty fell just 11 votes short of success in the Commons today.
Opposition is growing from the Labour backbenches towards proposals making claimants work for their benefits contained in the welfare reform bill.
MP welcomes Conservative-backed proposals to improve services for children and adults
A campaign to roll back the government's alleged incremental undermining of civil liberties has been launched today by the Liberal Democrats.
A bill that would give Parliament a vote on whether Heathrow airport should be expanded passed is first parliamentary stage today.
Powers to raid political candidates' homes and offices without a warrant broke human rights law and were right to be dropped, according to report out today.
The leader of the House of Lords is to look into allegations that four peers discussed taking payments to make amendments to legislation.
Demonstrators opposed to expansion at Stansted airport have attempted to storm the Houses of Parliament while the Lords voted on the terror bill.
Gordon Brown threw his weight behind an accelerated push for nuclear energy in Britain last night.
The government's climate change bill - the first of its kind in the world - pulled through its first reading in the Commons yesterday despite coming under fire from environmentalists and sceptics.
Local government minister John Healey found his planning bill coming under attack from all sides of the Commons yesterday.
The planning bill will go down as a piece of "undemocratic and unaccountable legislation" if it is not amended, a Labour rebel has warned.
The government was defeated over a Liberal Democrat amendment proposing strengthened punishment for those breaching data protection rules yesterday.
Parliament was right to reject government proposals to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects to 90 days, a Home Office minister has said.