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 2020

02 March – Focus on the House of Lords

09 March – Focus on the House of Commons

Time: 15:15-17:30

Please ensure that you have the minimum adult:pupil ratio of  1:17 (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

Spring Term 2020

Online applications for Spring Term 2020 are now closed. Allocation will take up to three weeks. After all applicants have been allocated their slots, all remaining available dates and times will be published on our Short Notice Bookings page.

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