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Central London Conference Venue

The London office of European Council on Foreign Relations, on the 7th floor of the King’s Building in Westminster, has conference facilities available for hire. Download their brochure or contact the Office Manager, Anna Bea Götz, on anna.goetz@ecfr.eu According to them:  “its convenient location, great views and closeness to the river make it both a pleasant as much as a professional venue for smaller or larger events and meetings of formal or informal nature”. The nearest public transport hubs are Westminster, St James’s Park, Victoria…

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Ed Barker – new album launch

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…

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House of Commons Gift Shop

Are you looking for something a little different for Christmas gifts?  Have a look at the Houses of Parliament Gift Shops for books, stationery, confectionery, gifts and much more. On the intranet, you can view the House of Commons gift shop and the House of Lords Gift Shop, or on Parliament’s public website, you can look at the Houses of Parliament Gift Shop, which has a different range of items from the ones on the intranet.  Members of the public can also visit the Parliament shop…

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MP hotline for DWP Central England

The MP hotline telephone number for ESA / JSA / IS for Central England is incorrect and we have removed it from the hotline list.  Please do not call that number – please use just the email address for now, and we’ll publish the correct number as soon as we get it.  Thanks.

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 14 November 2016 As always, please ensure that you are using the current version of the hotlines list on the intranet, as copies saved to your computer may be out of date. Please go here to see the new information.

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Commons Library Blog – ‘Second Reading’

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.

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Parliament Week is coming..

Parliament Week is an excellent programme of events and activities that connects people across the UK with Parliament and democracy, running from 14-20 November and live on Twitter at @YourUKParl You can find out more on their website, explore maps on their interactive map,  or even contribute yourself – If you are interested in writing a blog post then email ukparliamentweek@parliament.uk.  

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Have you visited the Procedural Hub yet?

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…

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Japanese Ambassador discusses Brexit implications for Japanese firms in the UK

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. Full details on the Parliament website.

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