Are you interested in finding out how you can have your say on a proposed law that is progressing through Parliament?
Parliament formally opened the 2013-2014 session with the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on 8 May 2013. The speech set out the Government’s proposals for new laws to be examined by Parliament in the new session.
Parliament’s Outreach Service provided a free Public Bill Seminar on Thursday 9 May 2013, for individuals and groups interested in finding out how to engage with Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation.
What the Public Bill Seminar looked at
- How a bill goes through Parliament
- How you can engage with a bill going through Parliament
- Pre-legislative stages of a bill
- House of Commons Library publications
Experts from the Houses of Parliament were on hand to answer any questions on the parliamentary scrutiny of a bill and gave advice on how to track the progress of bills.
Where and when
The event took place on Thursday 9 May 2013 from 2 to 4pm in Central Hall, Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH.
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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