Houses of Parliament & Big Ben

Edward the Confessor had the first palace constructed in the 11th century. The British parliament is the place of the Government of the United Kingdom. Big Ben is one of London's popular landmarks located around the Houses of Parliament.

Parliamentary government in the United Kingdom is founded on a two-chamber system. The House of Lords as well as the House of Commons, which sit independently, are voted on entirely different grounds. The legislative procedure engages both Houses.

The main functions of Parliament include discussions over proposals for expenditure as well as debate on the major issues of the day.

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