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w4mp on new server

Welcome to w4mp.org, now running on WordPress. After nearly ten years we’ve moved w4mp.org to a new server running on the popular and powerful WordPress platform. We believe this will let us give you a better service and allow us to offer new features that will make w4mp even more useful to you It has most of the material from  the older sites. If you can’t find what you are looking for then the older pages remain accessible here although they may not be properly formatted and…

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Free training about UK Parliament

  Free Parliamentary training is available to organisations wanting to know more about the UK Parliament and how they can get involved with the work of the House of Commons and House of Lords.   The training sessions are organised by the Parliamentary Outreach team and are strictly non-partisan.   Read more at http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/outreach-and-training/training/

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Caseworkers: don’t forget the hotlines list

w4mp maintains a list of hotline telephone numbers for Members and their Staff. It is available via the Parliamentary Intranet, and the hotline numbers are for the use of MPs, MEPs, MSPs, Welsh Assembly Members and their staff ONLY.   PLEASE DO NOT disclose these numbers to members of the public or to staff in other agencies or the facility may be withdrawn. More details on the hotlines page.

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Recruitment for Speaker’s Parliamentary Placements Scheme

Speaker’s Parliamentary Placements Scheme Launch of recruitment phase for second year Hazel Blears MP has welcomed the launch of the recruitment phase for the second year of the Speaker’s Parliamentary Placements scheme, and urged people from all backgrounds to apply for the chance to work in Parliament. The cross-party scheme, created by the Salford and Eccles MP, gives people from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to spend four days a week working in the office of an MP, and the fifth working in a variety of roles…

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Lights, Camera, Parliament…

Tell schools in your constituency about Lights, Camera, Parliament!, a competition for budding young filmmakers run by Parliament’s Education Service.   Young people aged 11-16 are invited to submit a short film about what law they would make. Past competition entries have proposed laws from banning size zero models, to tackling bullying and raising the age of army entry to 21. Finalists are invited to present their films to a panel of judges and will be awarded prizes at a prestigious awards day in Parliament.…

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Fax to Email

Added 23 January 2012 Do you want to be able to access your faxes remotely? Fed up of junk faxes which waste your paper and ink? There is a solution: Fax to email. PICT are able to have your incoming faxes delivered to an email inbox, which you can access via Outlook. It won’t affect the operation of your fax machine and you can still send faxes in the normal manner. You’ll then be able to choose whether or not to print the faxes, delete…

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Hansard Society scholars available for placements

This January the Hansard Society is proud to be welcoming to London an exceptional group of overseas Scholars for the forthcoming Spring 2012 Hansard Scholars Programme. Our new Scholars, who have all been hand-picked from top US universities for their academic calibre and enthusiasm, will be studying courses in British politics organised in association with the LSE, taken alongside their political placements in Parliament. The placement is for three days per week – Tuesdays through Thursdays – from 31 January to 22 March, 2012. If you…

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