Workshop on engaging with proposed laws in Parliament

07 March 2011

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

Parliamentary Outreach is to provide a free workshop, which is now fully subscribed, for groups and organisations interested engaging with Public Bills at the Houses of Parliament on 4 May.

What the Public Bill workshop will look at

The workshop will include:

  • Presentation on understanding legislation in the House of Commons
    Huw Edwards, MP for Monmouth, 1991-92, 1997-2005
  • Panel discussion on engaging with MPs on a Bill
    Including Natascha Engel, MP for North East Derbyshire and Chair of the Backbench Business Committee
  • Presentation on understanding legislation in the House of Lords
    Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope, Chairman of the Information Committee, House of Lords
  • Panel discussion on engaging with Lords on a Bill
    Including Lord Norton of Louth and Baroness Thornton of Manningham

There will also be information stands and experts from the Houses of Parliament on hand to answer questions on subjects including submitting evidence to a Public Bill Committee, finding House of Commons Library research on legislation and tracking a Bill on the Parliament website

Where and when

The event will take place at Portcullis House in the Houses of Parliament and runs from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, with registration from 1pm, on Wednesday 4 May 2011.

Visiting Parliament: Maps and directions

Further information

For more information about this or other Public Bill workshops, please call Daniel Wood on 07917 488839 or Matt Ringer on 020 7219 4623, 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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