Commons offices key phone numbers

Not sure who to contact where about what?

There’s a very useful list on the intranet here.

Key phone numbers include the following:

  • Members’ Centre in Portcullis House
  • Speaker’s Office
  • Chamber and Committee Services: Committee Office; Table Office; Public Bill Office; Hansard Enquiries; Duty Clerk (Recess only); Vote Office; Broadcasting Unit; Security Control; Pass Office; Legal Services Office; Journal Office.
  • Facilities: Parliamentary Estates Helpdesk (maintenance and cleaning); Accommodation Services (Members’ offices); Events Team (room bookings, film permits and exhibitions); General Catering Enquiries; Private Dining and Banqueting Services.
  • Information Services: Library – Enquiry and Research Services; Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology; House of Commons Information Office; Education Service; Parliamentary Outreach; Visitor Services (Central Tours Office); Web and Intranet Service.
  • Resources: Allowance Publication Team; Members’ Pensions; Members’ Staff Pensions; Personnel Advice Service; Parliamentary Safety, Health and Wellbeing Service.
  • Travel Office Enquiries
  • PICT Service Desk (for technical issues or queries)


Table Office Training for Members’ staff

Thursday 18 April – 10.30am – 12noon; Room O, Portcullis House.

The Table Office is running another of its training sessions for Members’ staff on drafting effective and orderly parliamentary questions.
Further information: x3753 or

Want to learn about delivering training/info about Parliament?

On the 21 and 22 May the Parliamentary Outreach Service will be delivering a 2 day training event as part of the ‘Training the Trainer’ programme in London.

The programme is based around a training resource which has been designed so that organisations are able to deliver training and information about Parliament and how people can engage effectively. The resource consists of the following 11 modules and each module includes a session plan, presentation and group exercises:

  • What is Democracy
  • What is Parliament
  • What is Government
  • What is the House of Commons and the role of an MP
  • What is the House of Lords and the role of a Lord
  • How is a law made
  • Local / National link
  • How to engage effectively
  • Select Committees
  • The devolved assemblies
  • The link between the European Parliament and the UK Parliament

The modules are designed so that they can be delivered either in sequence or stand alone.

This resource is completely free of charge; however, your organisation is asked to sign a user agreement to provide regular feedback as to how you are using the resource.

If you would be interested in attending this training and accessing the resource please contact Hannah Roberts (Head of Regional Delivery) for an application form: or 07917488950.

W4MP’s Notices facility is for all with parliamentary email addresses

  • Need a flat/room or got one to let?
  • Items to sell or things you need?
  • Got details of clubs or teams and are looking for new members?
  • Or anything else you think may be of interest to your colleagues?

Then use our Notices facility.  You can submit it here.

Please note that we can only accept notices from those with a current email address.

If you have just started working at Westminster or in a constituency office and don’t have a parliamentary email address yet, ask a colleague to place a Notice for you.

You can see the current notices here.

Your views wanted on improving tour bookings

Final call for Tour Booking Feedback

Following recent changes to their booking system, the Members’ Tours and Bookings Team are currently undertaking a review of the way they process bookings for Members’ Tours and Big Ben tours. They are very keen to hear your views on the way the bookings process is functioning, in order that they can develop their process to deliver more efficient and effective service.

W4MP encourages you to give 5 minutes (c’mon it’s the recess!) to spend completing this online survey to help them improve their service. The survey will be available online until Friday 19th April.  It’s on the parliamentary intranet here.

Diversity and Inclusion Scheme anniversary event

Monday 15 Apr 2013, 09:45 – 11:30.  Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
Contact: Diversity and Inclusion team, x1424/x1412,

The Diversity and Inclusion Team invites you to join the Right Honourable John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, and Sir Robert Rogers, Clerk of the House of Commons and Chief Executive, to celebrate the first year of the Diversity and Inclusion Scheme.

This interactive event will highlight progress made since the launch of the Scheme and determine future priorities in working towards a truly inclusive culture.

Booking is required for this event. Please contact the Diversity and Inclusion team on x1424/x1412 or

Olympic Britain – Commons Library book

It’s the Recess. You need/deserve a break.

Have a look at Olympic Britain – a book written by the researchers of the House of Commons Library and published on 10 July 2012.

It tells the story of social and economic change in the UK since the two previous London Games in 1908 and 1948, using data visualisations to bring to life a period during which our standards of living, the type of work we do, our leisure activities and our lifestyles have changed almost beyond recognition, much like the Olympics itself.

You can access the full print version, including charts and tables, here.