Parliament to hold workshops in Yorkshire and Humber

03 April 2012

The Houses of Parliament is to hold six workshops for voluntary groups and individuals across Yorkshire and the Humber on how to get involved with the work of Parliament

Anyone who is interested in what goes on in their local community can come along and find out how debates, parliamentary questions and the work of select committees can help people raise local concerns and issues at a national level.

The workshops are being held as part of Parliament’s efforts to encourage more groups and individuals to engage with the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and will be run by staff from the Parliamentary Outreach service.

The workshops will give simple, practical information on:

  • the work of MPs and Members of the House of Lords
  • how Parliament scrutinises the work of Government and the opportunities to get involved
  • how to access useful information on Parliament’s activities

The workshops will take place on the following dates, times and venues:

  • 11 April - York
    The Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET – 1pm to 4pm (registration from 12.30pm)
  • 12 April - Northallterton
    Northdale Horticulture, Yafforth Road, Northallerton, DL7 OLQ – 10am to 1pm (registration from 9.30am)
  • 20 April - Sheffield
    The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW – 10am to 1pm (registration from 9.30am)
  • 25 April - Bradford
    Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade, Bradford BD8 7DZ – 10am to 1pm (registration from 9.30am)
  • 26 April - Hull
    Goodwin Centre, Icehouse Road, Hull HU3 2HQ – 10am to 1pm (registration from 9.30am)
  • 27 April - Grimsby
    Main Hall, West Marsh Community Centre, Beeson Street, Grimsby, DN31 2QH – 12.30pm to 3.30pm (registration from 12pm)

All workshops are free and places are available on a 'first come first served' basis.

For more details of the workshops and/or to book a place, contact or call 020 7219 1650.

Further information

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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