Parliament to hold Public Bill Workshop in Hull

19 April 2013

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 in Hull on Friday 10 May 2013 for groups, organisations and individuals interested in how to engage with Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation.

The workshop is of relevance to businesses, charities and community groups, people who work for local authorities and anyone with an interest in Parliament’s work

What the Public Bill Workshop will look at

  • 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

Speakers at the Public Bill Workshop

  • Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP (Hull West and Hessle, former Home Secretary)
  • Lord Norton Of Louth (Member of the House of Lords and Professor of Government, University of Hull)
  • David Natzler (Director General, Chamber and Committee Services - House of Commons)

Where and when

The event will take place on Friday 10 May, 1.30pm to 4pm (with registration from 1pm), Mercure Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF.

How to register

To register for this event or for more information please email:

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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