Parliamentary drop-in sessions

Parliament isn’t just a big building by the Thames. 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.

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.

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.

Forthcoming sessions

Thursday 15 January 2015

To be held in Room U, Portcullis House from 10.30am to 12 midday.

Thursday 19 February 2015

To be held in Room U, Portcullis House from 10.30am to 12 midday.

Thursday 26 March 2015

To be held in Room U, Portcullis House from 10.30am to 12 midday.

While drop-in sessions are free we ask that places are booked in advance.

Contact details

If you are interested in attending one of the drop-in sessions, please contact Parliamentary Outreach:

Tel: 020 7219 1650
Email: outreach@parliament.uk

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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