Course Details:

Guide to Parliamentary Procedure 

7th, 14th and 21st May 2021, 0930-1130

Audience: political staffers, professionals working for businesses or charities, campaigners

Need to spend more time learning the ins-and-outs of the arcane world of Westminster? Confused by legislative timetables, or the difference between the Table Office and the Vote Office? 

 

If you want to get the most out of Parliament, join us for our advanced course on Parliamentary procedure split over three morning sessions.

The training sessions will cover:

  • Early Day Motions

  • Written questions to ministers

  • Oral questions

  • Select Committee inquiries

  • Adjournment debates

  • Ten minute rule bills

  • Private Member's bills

  • Green papers

  • White papers

  • A Bill's journey through Parliament, from First Reading to Report stage

  • Where and how it is possible to intervene in this process

Our Expert Trainers 

Jessica Levy

Jessica Levy has worked in the House of Commons and the House of Lords as a political and legislative adviser. She is a skilled bill manager, and has written academic papers on the legislative process. Since leaving Parliament in 2015, she has held a series of roles where she has put this insider experience and technical knowledge to use. She has led successful influencing campaigns for local government, the housing sector, and now works in construction. She is currently Director of Communications at the Federation of Master Builders.

 

Andy McSmith
 

Andy McSmith has worked in the House of Commons as a political correspondent for the Daily Mirror, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and the Independent. He has written about and met every serving Prime Minister from Margaret Thatcher onwards, and has published several books, including political biographies, and a history of Britain in the 1980s, No Such Thing as Society.

 

To be the first to know when the next course is taking place, or to organise a bespoke version of this for your organisation, email us at info@wesminsterskillscentre.com and we will be in touch.