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Parliament: Legislature whose power and function are similar to those dictated by the Westminster system of the United Kingdom
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems, even where it is not in the official name.

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Boris Johnson pays tribute to Corbyn on his final PMQs as Labour leader [Video]

Boris Johnson pays tribute to Corbyn on his final PMQs as Labour leader

Boris Johnson pays tribute to Jeremy Corbyn at the start of his final PMQs as Labour leader. In the final session of Parliament before an early Easter recess, the Prime Minister acknowledged Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published
Matt Hancock confirms coronavirus death toll reaches 53 in England [Video]

Matt Hancock confirms coronavirus death toll reaches 53 in England

Health Secretary Matt Hancock offers an update to Parliament on the latest Government measures to control the coronavirus outbreak. Mr Hancock said 53 people in England have now died after testing..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published
Whatever it takes: Matt Hancock gives coronavirus update in Commons [Video]

Whatever it takes: Matt Hancock gives coronavirus update in Commons

Health secretary Matt Hancock gives a statement in the House of Commons about Covid-19 after the WHO declared the coronavirus was now a pandemic. Mr Hancock said: “This afternoon the World Health..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published
Matt Hancock: Parliament to remain open [Video]

Matt Hancock: Parliament to remain open

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told MPs in the House of Commons that Parliament will remain open, despite the World Health Organisation confirming the Coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic. Report..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:17Published
PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings [Video]

PM arrives back at Downing Street after Parliament meetings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived back at 10 Downing Street after meeting with ministers at his office in the Palace of Westminster as a full cabinet reshuffle takes place. Report by Blairm...

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:31Published
Lebanon gov't wins Parliament's confidence vote despite protests [Video]

Lebanon gov't wins Parliament's confidence vote despite protests

Parliament backs cabinet and financial plans of PM Hassan Diab in vote held despite attempts by protesters to block it.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published
Boris Johnson: HS2 has 'fundamental value' [Video]

Boris Johnson: HS2 has 'fundamental value'

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed to Parliament that the High Speed 2 rail line will go ahead. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:32Published
Boris Johnson departs Downing St [Video]

Boris Johnson departs Downing St

Boris Johnson makes his way to Parliament, ahead of this afternoon's announcement on HS2. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:41Published

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