All the time Parliament is in session, a flag can be seen over Victoria tower.
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Statue of Richard the Lionheart outside the Houses of Parliament
Statue of Oliver Cromwell outside Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament
Parliament consists of two houses or chambers: the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
The House of Lords is decorated in scarlet and gold.
This is where Her Majesty the Queen comes to open the Parliament session each November.
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The royal throne and the regal canopy are located at one end of the chamber.
Queen Elizabeth II sits with her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The chairperson of the House of Lords is Lord Chancellor.
He sits opposite the queen on the Woolsack, a large bag of wool covered with red cloth. It shows that wool made England rich.
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of the House of Lords during sittings in the Houses of Parliament. The Mace of the Lord of Chancellor, which represents his authority as Speaker
The members of the House of Commons sit on two sides of the hall.
the start of each parliamentary sitting; this is the Speakers sceptre. In the centre of the floor stands the Table of the House, on which the mace is placed at
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The Speaker is elected by all the members of the House of Commons. The Speaker is the chairperson at all the debates in the House of Commons, and it is duty to keep order.
Tourists who visit the Houses of Parliament may sit in the Strangers Gallery looking down into the House of Commons and listen to the debates.
Visitors get a tour of the central lobby of the Houses of Parliament.
Houses of Parliament, St. Stephens Hall Interior.
Where is the Houses of Parliament? May tourists listen to the debates? Who is the chairperson of the Houses of Commons? Who is the chairperson of the Houses of Lords? Why does the Chancellor sit on the Woolsack?