Newcastle to host Parliament workshop on engaging with proposed laws

14 April 2011

Are you interested in finding out how you can have your say on a proposed law that is progressing through Parliament?

The Houses of Parliament is to provide a free workshop on 10 June for groups, organisations and individuals interested in how to engage with Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation.

The event is being held as part of Parliament’s efforts to encourage more groups and individuals to engage with its work, and will be run by staff from the Parliamentary Outreach service.

What the Public Bill workshop will look at

The workshop will include:

  • How Parliament scrutinises Bills (proposed laws)
  • Engaging with MPs and members of the House of Lords as they consider Bills
  • Submitting evidence to a Public Bill Committee in the House of Commons
  • 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 questions on Parliament’s work.

The workshop is free to attend, and open to any individual or organisation interested in how Parliament passes laws.

This workshop will be of use for people who work in the private, public and voluntary sectors, as well as individuals with an interest in Parliament. 

Where and when

The event will take place at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, from 10.30am to 2pm (registration from 10am) on Friday 10 June 2011.

Northumbria University: City Campus Maps [external website] 

Further information

For further information about this workshop (or other Public Bill workshops) and to book a place, please call Daniel Wood on 07917 488839 or email

The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service 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.

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