Aims and Objectives

Aim

To explore parliamentary practice and procedures within a Westminster legislature framework

Objectives

For parliamentarians:

  • To learn about accountability and legislation mechanisms
  • To study the structure, administration and funding of a Parliament and the work of its key office holders
  • To examine methods to represent and engage better with communities (to include a constituency visit)
  • To explore the contributions parliamentarians can make to the issue of climate change
  • To explore the contributions parliamentarians can make to the outcome of the global financial crisis
  • To interact and exchange views with Members and officials at Westminster
  • To mark and celebrate Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day

For Clerks:

  • To learn about accountability and legislation mechanisms
  • To study the structure, administration and funding of a Parliament and the work of its key office holders
  • To explore ways of delivering core functions, including procedural advice for members and the Chair, research services for committees, legal advice, and public education on the functions and activities of Parliament
  • To interact and exchange views with Members and officials at Westminster
  • To mark and celebrate Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day.

For Serjeants at Arms:

  • To learn about accountability and legislation mechanisms
  • To study the structure, administration and funding of a Parliament and the work of its key office holders
  • To examine the role, responsibilities and work of a Serjeant at Arms
  • To interact and exchange views with Members and officials at Westminster