Public Bill workshops

Parliamentary Outreach holds regular free workshops providing information on how to engage with Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation.

Each workshop focuses on a different subject area, based on the Government's forthcoming legislative programme.

The workshops are part of Parliament’s efforts to encourage greater engagement with legislative scrutiny.

What do the Bill workshops look at?

A typical Bill workshop includes information on:

  • submitting evidence to a Public Bill Committee in the Commons
  • engaging with members of the Lords as they consider a Bill
  • accessing independent House of Commons Library research
  • tracking the progress of a Bill online
  • understanding secondary legislation

Experts from the Houses of Parliament are on hand at each workshop to answer any questions on the parliamentary scrutiny of a Bill.

Next Public Bill workshop

Details of the next Public Bill workshop will be announced soon.

Contact details

If you are interested in attending a bills workshop, would like to add your name to the mailing list to receive details of forthcoming events or would like more information, please contact us at:

Parliamentary Outreach
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 2TT
Telephone: 020 7219 1650
Email: parliamentaryoutreach@parliament.uk.

Please include your name and that of your organisation and any specific access requirements you may have.

Due to high demand for Parliament's Outreach services, it is recommended that requests for specific training or workshops be made at least two months in advance.

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