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Elective lower house of Parliament (Great Britain) : Britain's chief legislative authority. Originated in the late 13th century, when landholders and other property owners began sending representatives to Parliament to present grievances and petitions to the king and to accept commitments to the payment of taxes, it was the less powerful house until 1911, when a reform bill gave it the power to override the House of Lords. (Wikipedia) - The House of Commons is the name of the elected lower house of the bicameral parliaments of the United Kingdom and Canada and historically was the name of the lower houses of Ireland and North Carolina. Roughly equivalent bodies in other countries which were once British colonies include the United States House of Representatives, the Australian House of Representatives, and the New Zealand House of Representatives. In the UK and Canada, the Commons holds much more legislative power than the upper house of parliament. The leader of the majority party in the House of Commons usually becomes the prime minister. Since 2010, the House of Commons of the United Kingdom has had 650 elected members. The Canadian House of Commons has 308 members. The Commons' functions are to consider through debate new laws and changes to existing ones, authorise taxes, and provide scrutiny of the policy and expenditure of the Government. It has the power to give a Government a vote of no confidence. House of Commons For other uses, see House of Commons (disambiguation). This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2009) Part of a series on Politics Primary topics Index of politics articles Politics by country Politics by subdivision Political economy Political history Political history of the world Political philosophy Political systems Anarchism Capitalism City-state Communism Democracy Federacy Feudalism Mixed economy Dictatorship Directorialism Meritocracy Monarchy Parliamentary Presidential Semi-presidential Theocracy Academic disciplines Political science (political scientists) International relations (theory) Comparative politics Public administration Bureaucracy (street-level) Adhocracy Policy Public policy (doctrine) Public interest Foreign policy Organs of government Separation of powers Legislature Executive Judiciary Electoral branch Related topics Sovereignty Theories of political behavior Political psychology Biology and political orientation Political organisations Subseries Electoral systems Elections Politics portal <

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