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Working With the New Parliament

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An overview of how Parliament works, including PQs, Select Committees, Legislation and Debates and how these have changed in this Parliament

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role, practices and procedures of Parliament
  • Understand the differences between how the Commons and the Lords work
  • Deepen your understanding of the role of MPs and Peers
  • Increase your ability to effectively interact with Parliament
  • Increase awareness of the political environment within which they work
  • Understand how Parliament holds the Executive to account
  • The work of select committees in the Commons and Lords
  • Types of Parliamentary Questions and Debates
  • Parliamentary cycle and the legislative process
  • Recent and future developments (programming, pre-legislative scrutiny, role of select committees, role of Lords)

Programme

9:15
Registration
9:45
Chair's Introduction
10:00
An Overview of How Parliament Works — its work, practices and procedures
Bi-cameral Parliament and the relationship between the two Houses, limitation to its powers e.g. Parliament Acts, EU & courts
10:55
Refreshments
11:10
Legislation
private members bills, passage of a bill, preparing a Government bill, statutory instruments
12:00
Parliamentary Questions & Debates
PQs - written, oral, named day, PMQs. Debates – Main Chamber, Westminster hall, adjournment
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Select Committees
evidence, inquiries, reports, government response, debates
14:50
Refreshments
15:15
A Parliamentarian’s view of the work of Parliament
16:00
Changes in Parliamentary Procedure
An overview of all the changes that have taken place so far, such as Backbench Business Committees; Select Committee elections; use of Guillotine; and a look at potential changes that may be introduced in the future
16:10
Close

Please note that the programme is subject to change without notice

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“Well run course and very informative. I would definitely recommend this course to others.”

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