Parliament in Focus: Question Time

Parliament in Focus: Question Time
An inspiring opportunity for pupils to meet and ask questions of MPs and Members of the House of Lords, from the UK Parliament.

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Event Dates: Spring term

Ages: Age 16-18

About Parliament in Focus: Question Time

A tour of the UK Parliament and panel discussion

Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only

Age 16 -18 Modern Studies and Politics students only


An inspiring opportunity for pupils to meet and ask questions of MPs and Members of the House of Lords, from the UK Parliament.

The session will provide insight into the UK Parliament from those who work here; invited MPs or Members of the House of Lords will participate in a panel discussion followed by an open question and answer session on topics such as scrutiny, referendums and the relationship between Government and Parliament.

This programme starts with a tour of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament is a working building and access to different parts of the Palace of Westminster, as part of your tour, will vary due to Parliamentary business.


We will notify your school's constituency MP that you are coming to Parliament.

Visiting times and information

Open to: UK pupils, age 16 - 18 only

Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes


Places per session: 32 (to include pupils and adults)


Dates:
The following Mondays in March 2019

04 March – Focus on the House of Commons

11 March – Focus on the House of Lords

Time: 15:15-17:30

Please ensure that you have the minimum adult:pupil ratio of 1:15 (age 16-18), for safe supervision around the estate.

Due to high demand for our programmes, we ask for a minimum group size of 5 pupils and no more than 2 accompanying adults. Please be aware that you may be sharing the panel discussion section of this event with groups from other UK schools.

We welcome pupils with special educational needs - please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How to book

Parliament’s Education team reserves the right to cancel visits at short notice due to changes in Parliamentary Business. On the rare occasions where this is necessary, we will offer to re-book your visit.

You can check what availability we have for this programme in March 2019 by checking our Short Notice Bookings page and then please call us on 020 7219 4496.

Information to help you plan a safe visit

Information to help you plan a safe visit

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Map of the Parliamentary estate

Map of the Parliamentary estate

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School Tour FAQS

School Tour FAQS

AGES 11-16

MP For A Week

State schools planning to visit Parliament may be eligible to have their travel costs subsidised under this scheme.

Schools transport subsidy