How does Parliament work? – Get involved and find out!

To promote both Houses of Parliament, Parliament has launched a new Outreach programme to help people engage with the work of Parliament and legislation.

The first of these workshops in our area will take place at the University of Leeds, on Thursday 24th February.

The workshop, which is free to attend, is open to voluntary and community organisations, businesses, people who work for local authorities, colleges and universities as well as students and interested individuals.

Similar workshops have taken place in Parliament and Birmingham – and have been a huge success. The workshop will be very practical and of course will be non-partisan.

I have included the details for the workshop below:

PUBLIC WORKSHOP – Legislation

Thursday 24th February 2011 – 1.30pm to 4.30pm (Registration from 1.00pm)

LTA 1.33, Mechanical Engineering School, Main Campus, University of Leeds

The Houses of Parliament is providing a free workshop for groups, organisations and individuals interested in how to engage with Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation. The event is being run as part of Parliament’s efforts to encourage more groups to engage with legislative scrutiny and will be run by Parliament’s Outreach Staff.

The workshop will include information on:

Submitting evidence to a Public Bill in the Commons

Engaging with members of the Lords as they consider Bills (draft laws)

Using sources of key information, such as the Parliament website and House of Commons Library

Tracking the progress of Bills online

Experts from the Houses of Parliament will be on hand to answer any questions on the parliamentary scrutiny of a Bill.

The workshop is free to attend and for further information, or to book a place, please e-mail parliamentaryoutreach@parliament.uk , call Daniel Wood on 079 174 88839 or Matt Ringer on 020 7219 4623.

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Posted January 12th, 2011 by Ed's team