Parliamentary drop-in sessions

Parliamentary Outreach holds free regular drop-in sessions for anyone who wants to find out more about how Parliament works, and how to get involved.

Parliament makes law, debates the issues of the day, and checks and challenges the work of Government. Parliament affects everyone you know and everything you care about.You can attend one of our sessions to find out more about your Parliament.

Forthcoming sessions:

Thursday 3 September 2015

Portcullis House, Boothroyd Room from 10.30 am to 12 midday. (external link)

Drop-in sessions are free, but spaces are limited so we ask that all places are booked in advance.

The sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the House of Commons and the House of Lords. All you have to do is book a place.

The sessions can cover:

  • what Parliament is and does
  • the role of an MP
  • the difference between Parliament and Government
  • how a bill becomes law
  • how you can get involved with the work of Parliament, and
  • we will try to answer any questions you may have about Parliament

Drop-in sessions are part of a wider programme that aims to spread awareness of the processes and relevance of the institution of Parliament.

If you are interested in finding out more about Parliament outside London, please contact the Outreach officer for your region.

Contact details

If you are interested in attending a sessionsor inviting us to run a session in your area or with your organisation, please contact Parliamentary Outreach:

Tel: 020 7219 1650

Further information

Parliament is working to ensure that all Parliamentary services, including Outreach sessions, can be accessed and used by disabled people. If you have any particular requirements and wish to attend, please let us know.

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