The Houses of Parliament

Parliament with Big Ben. (TV: The Dalek Invasion of Earth)

The House of Commons and the House of Lords were the two houses of England's, later the United Kingdom's Houses of Parliament. The houses ratified laws and gave assent to British monarch if they wished to raise taxes. (GAME: The Gunpowder Plot)

History Edit

In 2014, a Kharitite made its way into the House of Commons and fed on the negative emotions of the politicians, causing it to grow to enormous size. After chasing Alice Obiefune through the House's halls, it broke through a wall to the outside where UNIT soldiers had gathered. (COMIC: After Life)

In the Eleven-Day Empire Edit

Faction Paradox's Eleven-Day Empire was governed from the chamber of the House of Commons. (PROSE: Interference) There were 630 seats, most of them were filled by the Fathers and Mothers, who each had a right to a seat because of their rank. As recruits from the Great Houses were automatically granted the title of Mother or Father, many who sat in the Parliament were children of the Great Houses rather than members of the lesser species; many argued that this was a form of class prejudice, but members of the Houses had a biological advantage in the techniques of time control. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

By tradition, the speaker's chair was always empty, waiting for Grandfather Paradox's return; (PROSE: Interference - Book One) in his stead, one of the Godfathers or Godmothers performed the duty of Acting Speaker in the House. (PROSE: The Book of the War) Godfather Morlock was Acting Speaker during the destruction of the Eleven-Day Empire, (AUDIO: The Shadow Play) and he occasionally sat in the speaker's chair to speak to the members of the Faction. (PROSE: A Story of the Peace)

Despite having an operating Parliament, the Empire was not a democracy; all members belonged to the same party or faction. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

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