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?
Guarantee the rights of Dutch citizens in the United Kingdom and preserve the close trading relationship with the United Kingdom. Those are two of a total of five recommendations in the report delivered by Members of Parliament Marit Maij (PvdA) and Pieter Omtzigt (CDA) on Tuesday 21 March 2017 about the intended exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU).
The European Commission wants to put an end to the mandatory cookie notice on every website. The Commission also wants to impose a ban on the reading of private email messages by internet service providers such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Gmail. On Tuesday 21 February the standing committee on Security and Justice had a debate with Mr Henk Kamp, minister of Economic Affairs, about the new rules for e-privacy.
How secure are the elections for the House of Representatives, to be held on 15 March 2017? Can hackers manipulate the elections? Does fake news pose a threat to democracy? On 9 February 2017 the standing committee on the Interior had a debate about these issues with Mr Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.
On Monday 23 January 2017, the standing committee on Security and Justice had a debate with Mr Dijkhoff, state secretary of Security and Justice, and Mr Wiebes, state secretary of Finance, about an amendment of the Chance Games Act. Items discussed included the privatisation of Holland Casino and the further modernization of the Dutch policy on casinos.