Watch PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions)

Address:
Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster, London 51.499437 -0.124738
Dates & Time:
Every Wednesday, from 12 noon to 12:30 PM
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Note: The House of Commons does not sit during the first week of Jan, one week in mid-Feb, the last week of July, the whole of Aug, mid-Sept to mid-Oct, one week in mid-Nov, and the last two weeks of Dec
Tickets & Cost:
Free for UK residents, but you must obtain a ticket by writing to your local MP. Try and apply as soon as possible, as tickets get snapped up months in advance
Non-ticket holders and overseas residents can try and queue up on the day, but admittance is highly unlikely
See www.parliament.uk/visiting for more information
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The best time to go and watch a debate in the House of Parliament is on at 12 noon on a Wednesday. This is when the Prime Minister gets grilled by Parliament. The atmosphere is usually pretty raucous, especially at the start when the Leader of the Opposition gets to his feet to ask his six questions.

Commentators have often likened PMQs to a bear pit, or a 6th-form debating society -- it is surprising how many insults fly across the chamber. The noise can be deafening with everyone yaying and naying and waving their hands about -- the Speaker of the House has to interject every few minutes to calm both sides down.

Craig has been here before and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can read his review on his London blog.

Note: Whilst the event is free to attend, you must obtain a ticket beforehand by writing to your local MP. You can work out who your MP is by looking here. Non-ticket holders and overseas residents can try and queue up on the day in case there are any spares, but admittance is highly unlikely. You may find it easier to attend a debate on another day, where no such restrictions apply.

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