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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On Thursday 19 March 2015 the standing committee on Infrastructure and the Environment had a debate with Ms Wilma Mansveld, state secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, about railway issues, including the security of railway staff and passengers, the transport of dangerous goods by rail and service disruptions. The appointment and remuneration of ProRail's new CEO was also on the agenda.
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.