Welcome to the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. The Dutch Parliament is called the States General. It consists of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives. On this website we provide you with information about the House of Representatives. How does it work? Who are its members? How are they elected?
The President of the Senate, Ms Ankie Broekers-Knol and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ms Anouchka van Miltenburg, have signed a cooperation agreement with the presidents of the parliaments of Slovakia and Malta, on Monday 20 April 2015 at the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian parliament in Rome.
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Watching television online, shopping online and listening to music online have become everyday practice for many Dutch people. It is the government's duty to ensure the citizens' privacy as well as fair competition in the telecom market. On 12 March 2015 the standing committee on Economic Affairs had a debate with Mr Henk Kamp, minister of Economic Affairs, about the issue.
Robots and computers taking over work from people. Mr Lodewijk Asscher, minister of Social Affairs and Employment reckons with this scenario, which would cost more and more people their jobs due to technological developments. This was one of the issues the House of Representatives discussed with the minister on Wednesday 11 February 2015. On Thursday 5 March the House of Representatives continued the debate with the minister.
On Thursday 12 February the standing committee on the Interior had a debate with Mr Ronald Plasterk, minister of the Interior, and Mr Fred Teeven, state secretary of Security and Justice, about possible identity fraud among east Europeans.
On Thursday 29 January 2015 the House of Representatives discussed the proposal put forward by Labour MP Ms Attje Kuiken to introduce per-minute parking fees. Many municipalities charge parking fees per period, such as half an hour or an hour. As a result, motorists often pay too much. Ms Kuiken finds this unfair.