How can new technology build capacity, strengthen scrutiny and improve public engagement within the legislative process?
Does Restoration and Renewal present a rare opportunity to experiment with more innovative working practices?We gathered leading thinkers and practitioners from Parliament and the tech arena to examine these themes at the opening event of Parliament Week 2016.
We don’t normally promote cabaret, but with Christmas coming up, we thought you might like to know that an old friend of w4mp, Ed Barker, will be launching his long awaited second album in a showcase on 6th December 2016 at one of London’s most exciting and intimate music venues, The Hippodrome Casino.
Come and celebrate the launch of Are You Listenin’? with an evening of spectacular music, special guests including BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Lance Ellington, dinner, drinks and album giveaways…as well as the chance to get an exclusive, signed copy of the album in advance of its release date (12th December).
The House of Commons Gift Shop’s Christmas events Discount day – 23 November
The House of Commons 10% discount day will take place on Wednesday 23 November. Members and all pass holders will receive a 10% discount on all gifts and books in the three House of Commons shops. Members may order goods and have them delivered to their office on the Parliamentary Estate. Please call the Retail Team on x3890 to place your order.
Christmas Fayre – 6 December
The highly popular Christmas Fayre will be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 6 December from 4.30-7.30pm. This is another opportunity to take advantage of a 10% discount on all gifts and books both in Westminster Hall and in the Jubilee and House of Commons shops.
A selection of suppliers will showcase the Christmas range, giving you the opportunity to sample some wonderful and delicious products. Suppliers include Godminster Cheese, Churchill’s Port, Image on Foods gingerbread and Cole’s Christmas Puddings. For the first time there will be an engraving service offered by Chimo Holdings Silversmith. Entertainment will be provided by the Westminster School Choir and a Sextet Jazz Band. Pop-up shops
Due to popular demand we will be hosting pop-up shops across the Estate in the month of December.
• Thursday December 8: Tothill Street café
• Tuesday December 13: Portcullis House, by the Despatch café
• Monday December 19: 7 Millbank reception area
The Retail Team look forward to welcoming you to our events and hope you have a truly enjoyable shopping experience! Further information
For more information contact Sheila Mitchell by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on x3812.
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Have you been to look at the House of Commons Library Blog – ‘Second Reading‘ recently?
It’s been updated with lots of useful information and statistics on economy and business, social policy, Parliament and elections, world affairs, science and Brexit, with links to Library Briefing Papers.
You can also sign up to the email alert service, so that you are notified when any new articles are published.
A new service is now available for Members and their staff in the Reference Room of the House of Commons Library (just turn right when you go into the Oriel Room!).
This is in response to Members calling for a one-stop shop where they and their staff can deal with a range of different procedural matters without having to visit different offices in different parts of the Palace.
This service brings together House staff who deal with bills and amendments, petitions and delegated legislation, questions, motions and applications for debates all in one place – alongside staff from the Library Operations and Engagement team – to provide an improved service to Members and their staff.
The Procedural Hub will be open on sitting Mondays to Thursdays from 11am – 5pm. It will be able to give advice, amongst other things, on:
Bills, Public Bill committees, drafting amendments, Private Members’ bills
Delegated legislation and statutory instrument procedure
Written and oral questions, including drafting tips
The content of the Order Paper
Applications for debates in the Chamber or Westminster Hall
Early Day Motions.
It will also be possible to table questions, EDMs, applications for debate, and add names to amendments and motions. For complex queries, Hub staff will arrange for an expert from the relevant procedural team to speak to you or your staff.
The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee will hold an evidence session with the Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom as part of its inquiry ‘Brexit: future trade between the UK and the EU in goods’, and on Wednesday 9 November, Committee Room 2A, Palace of Westminste at 4.05pm they will interview H.E. Mr Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom.