‘Knowledge of Parliament, and a good understanding of the political context in each House, are key skills for civil servants.
Throughout the year, Departments hold events and training to support their staff, supported by our dedicated team parliamentary training team at Civil Service Learning.
Parliament Week 2018 provides a great opportunity to highlight the importance of this work and discover new perspectives. We are looking forward to getting involved, and have an exciting programme of events planned across the Cabinet Office.’
– Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Council and Permanent Secretary to the Government in Parliament Group
We held our Parliament Week Partners’ Conference at the People’s History Museum in Manchester last week. Thank you to everyone who came! We had an absolutely brilliant day planning for Parliament Week 2015. If you couldn’t make it, we’ve got loads of information on our website about how to sign up as a partner. Resources from the day…Read more
The Parliament Week Partners’ Conference is a free day of talks, workshops and networking to engage and inspire your organisation to take part in Parliament Week 2015. The conference is for organisations that are new to Parliament Week as well as those who have taken part before. We are excited to be holding this year’s Partners’…Read more
Thank you to all our partners for making this year’s Parliament Week an amazing success! This year’s programme was hugely varied and ranged from sessions creating music (Acoustic Architecture by Soundcastle) to debates and question times (Only 23% of MPs are women- does it matter? by Women of Wolverhampton) and from walking tours (Marx and…Read more
As part of Parliament Week 2014, four MPs took place in successful and lively twitter chats debating with people form across the UK on a series of topics, live on twitter. Please explore the links below to see what was discussed. #ukconstitution ~ Live Parliament Week Twitter Chat with Graham Allen MP on 19th November…Read more
Update 21st November 2014: Mary’s chat has now taken place, catch up on her #WomenInParliament live chat highlights here. What role do women play in Parliament? How can we get more young women involved in Parliament? Please join us to discuss young #WomenInParliament live on Twitter with Mary Macleod MP (@MaryMacleodMP) on 19th November from…Read more
Update 21st November 2014: Tim’s chat has now taken place, catch up on his #UKyouthpolitics live chat highlights here. Are young people engaged with politics? If so, how and where? Please join us to discuss #UKyouthpolitics live on twitter with @TimLoughton MP from 10-11am on the 18th November 2014 as part of Parliament Week 2014.…Read more
I’m the Chair of a Select Committee in the House of Commons. Select Committees monitor the work of Government, and carry out inquiries into issues that affect us all, usually asking for evidence from the public to inform their work. The work of my Select Committee, the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, focuses on…Read more
I’m the Chair of a Select Committee in the House of Commons. The work of my Committee – the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee – focuses on different aspects of our democracy. In 2010 we started a project that became our report ‘A new Magna Carta?’ We wanted to look into the question of…Read more
Update 21st November 2014: Graham’s chat has now taken place, catch up on his #ukconstitution live chat highlights here. With many feeling our political system is not fit for purpose, does the UK need a new democratic settlement? Do we need a political rulebook, a written constitution to let us know how our democracy works…Read more
Update 21st November 2014: Meg’s chat has now taken place, catch up on her #digitaldemocracy live chat highlights here. What is digital democracy? How can – and how should – we make our democracy more digital? Please join us to discuss #digitaldemocracy live on Twitter with @Meg_HillierMP from 12-1pm on the 17th November 2014 as…Read more