Parliamentary Outreach

Parliamentary Outreach spreads awareness of the work, processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament, encouraging greater engagement between the public and the House of Commons and House of Lords

The work of Parliamentary Outreach includes:

  • Delivering free training to organisations or individuals based in the UK explaining the work of Parliament

  • Promoting engagement with Select Committee inquiries

  • Showing how the public can get involved with legislative scrutiny

  • Demonstrating Parliament's relevance to each part of the UK

The Parliamentary Outreach service works in partnership with a diverse range of organisations, from local community groups and businesses to national campaign networks and NGOs. 

This model of long term, sustainable partnership working has proven to be the most effective way to support meaningful public engagement with Parliament.

Due to high demand for Parliamentary Outreach services, it is recommended that requests for specific training or workshops be made at least two months in advance.

Latest Parliamentary Outreach news

Services provided by Parliamentary Outreach

Engage with Parliament

'Engage with Parliament' is a new series of events running throughout the UK with engagement at its core.

Resources for universities

The Houses of Parliament provides a range of resources and information to support teaching and research about Parliament in universities across the UK

Public Bill Seminars

Information about forthcoming seminars providing information on how to engage with Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation.

Parliamentary training

Read detailed information on Parliamentary Outreach's training sessions to people and organisations in the UK

Drop-in sessions

Information about the free regular drop-in sessions offered by Parliamentary Outreach for anyone who wants to find out more about the workings of the UK Parliament

Parliament and Women

Women in Parliament pages with news, events, research and resources on women's rights and representation in UK politics and government

Outreach by region

Information about regional officers that deliver information sessions across the United Kingdom

Find Your MP

Follow Parliament on...

TwitterTwitter – keep up to date with what's happening in Parliament

FlickrFlickr – images of the business, events and buildings of Parliament

YouTubeYouTube – films explaining the work and history of Parliament

FacebookFacebook – become a fan of Parliament on facebook

Find UK Parliament on Google+Google+ – find UK Parliament on Google+ and add us to your circles

Parliamentary Outreach on Twitter

Related information

Contact Details

Parliamentary Outreach
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 2TT
Telephone: 020 7219 1650
E-mail: outreach@parliament.uk
Twitter: @UKParlOutreach

Commons Speaker homepage


Understand the role, history and current activities of The Speaker of the House of Commons.

Lord Speaker homepage

News on parliamentary events and outreach activities from the Lord Speaker's office.