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Heidi Allen

Heidi Allen, Conservative MP for South Cambridgeshire

Harry Harpham

Harry Harpham, Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough

Whately, Helen – Profile

Helen Whately, Conservative MP for Faversham & Mid Kent

Hayes, Helen

Helen Hayes, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood

Merriman, Huw

Huw Merriman, Conservative MP for Bexhill & Battle

Bardell, Hannah

Hannah Bardell, SNP MP for Livingston

Holly Walker-Lynch

Holly Walker-Lynch, Labour MP for Halifax

High Speed 2 (HS2)

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

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.

Home Information Packs (Hips)

What are home information packs From August 1st 2007 anyone marketing a property in the UK, or their representative, had been legally required to produce a home information pack (HIP) for the prospective buyer. However, the new Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government elected in May 2010 announced that HIPs would be abolished. The requirement for sellers...

House of Commons

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-' preamble to all Acts of Parliament It is the settled constitutional position of the United Kingdom that...

House (Lords)

Learn about the language, address and seating arrangements Lords are expected to follow in the House. Our guide to the House provides information on how peers are expected to refer to each other and the Commons as well as the language they use and seating arrangements they follow in the House. To find out more...

History (Wales)

The National Assembly for Wales (the Welsh Assembly) has the authority to pass secondary legislation affecting Wales as well as executive powers over the implementation of UK laws in Wales. It is not a parliament in the strictest sense of the word, as it cannot pass primary legislation or raise taxes, but it does debate...

House (Commons)

Learn about the processes, procedures and arrangements MPs and politicians are expected to adhere to in the House. Here you will find a guide to the House including language, address, seating arrangements, order and points of order in the House of Commons. To find out more on this issue click through our guide to the...

History (Scotland)

'There shall be a Scottish parliament' Scotland Act 1998, section 1(1) The Scottish parliament has the authority to initiate and pass primary legislation and to vary the basic rate of income tax by up to three pence in the pound from the UK-wide rate. The transfer of powers from London to Edinburgh took place on...

House of Commons – guide

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

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.