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)
The following Mondays in March 2020
02 March – Focus on the House of Lords
09 March – Focus on the House of Commons
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
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
Map of the Parliamentary estate