South West round-up: 5 March 2010

05 March 2010

Parliamentary business and activities relating to the South West region for the week ending 5 March 2010.

Written questions

Written questions can be used by MPs or Lords to hold the Government to account, requesting information such as policy detail or statistics.

Adjournment debates

Adjournment debates are a way of having a general debate in the House of Commons without requiring the House to vote. The MP who tabled the subject of the debate will speak first and a Government minister will reply.

Forthcoming Parliamentary Outreach events

  • Exeter - 15 March (6-9pm) Q&A event with Exeter CVS as part of Take Part Exeter

  • Gloucester - 16 March Workshop on engaging with Parliament at Gloucestershire Assembly and Equality South West event

  • St Austell - 16 March (evening) Workshop on engaging with Parliament for LGBT PACT (Devon and Cornwall Police)

  • Newquay - 19-21 March Workshops with UK Youth Parliament members at their regional residential event

  • Chard - 23 March (10am-2pm) Workshop on engaging with Parliament for Somerset Care at Home

  • Bristol - 27 March (10am-4pm) Event on democracy and decision-making, in partnership with Black Development Agency and Black South West Network

The South West Parliamentary Outreach Service organises and participates in parliamentary training sessions, events and exhibitions.

For more details of any of the events listed above, please contact Naomi Kent at

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