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PQs Workshop

Chartered Management Institute logo This course forms part of a CMI Certificate in Leadership and Management

An analysis of Written and Oral Questions in the Commons and the Lords, and a practical workshop on how to respond to them, as well as other forms of Parliamentary Scrutiny

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the different types of PQs
  • Understand the different procedures and timescales for PQs in the Commons and the Lords
  • Understand both how and why MPs and Peers table Parliamentary Questions
  • Understand the requirements of Ministers
  • Understand the role and requirements of clerks and other staff who are involved in the PQs process
  • Increase ability to provide effective responses for oral and written PQs

Programme

9:15
Registration
9:45
Chair's Introduction
10:00
An Overview of Parliamentary Questions in the Commons and the Lords
A brief overview of House of Common’s oral, named day and written questions, urgent questions, Prime Minister’s Questions, and House of Lords written and oral questions
11:30
Refreshments
11:45
How to Respond to Written and Oral Questions
Procedures, timescales, best practice guidelines
12:30
Lunch
13:30
PQs Workshop: Briefing a Minister - Part 1
Drafting answers to written Parliamentary Questions
14:15
Refreshments
14:30
PQs Workshop: Briefing a Minister – Part 2
Drafting answers to oral Parliamentary Questions
15:30
Other forms of Parliamentary Scrutiny
Select Committees, Public Bill Committees, Debates
16:00
Final Discussion
16:15
Close

Please note that the programme is subject to change without notice

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Comments & Views

“Event exceeded my expectations. It was interesting and useful to learn about PQs from the ‘other side.”

Nicola Yardley, NOMS Custodial Property

“This has been one of the best events that I have been to. The chair was very interactive, clear and interesting, as were the speakers.”

Jenny Miranda-Melo, Department of Health

“Probably one of the best courses I have ever attended. Spot on!”

Jacqueline Davies, MOD