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CLIP 14324

House of Commons: Sitting in private

House of Commons: Sitting in private

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Key Info
  • House of Commons: Sitting in private
  • Duration: 02:09
  • MPs can call for the House of Commons to sit in private, without giving a reason. Peter Ball explains why they regularly vote on whether to remove the public and the cameras from Commons debates and why the decision to do this this rarely happens - the last time a debate was heard in private was in 2001. Actual Commons footage used helps to illustrate this clip. Broadcast on BBC News as part of a series of reports on the 'A to Z of Parliament'.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Politics and Government: The Democratic and Electoral Processes

  • Keywords: politics, parliament, house of commons, political parties, government, democracy, MP, AtoZofParliament, BBC News
Ideas for use in class
  • Contributes towards teaching about the workings of the House of Commons.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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