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Looking for a phone number?

The People App on the Parliamentary network is a very useful tool – an internal directory which will help you to find not only people’s telephone numbers, but also their email addresses and details of their organisation. So, if you want to contact a member of staff for a particular MP, just put in the…

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Updated hotlines list – 13 January 2021

The hotlines list has was updated on 13 January 2021. Please ensure that you use the most recent version of the list by bookmarking it and accessing it online each time, rather than downloading it to your device.

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Important information for people planning on returning to the Parliamentary estate from Monday 11th January 2021

Important information for people planning on returning to the Parliamentary estate from Monday 11th January 2021. The House of Commons will be returning from recess on Monday 11th January.  Only colleagues necessary to the continued functioning of the Estate and parliamentary business, or related support services, should be working on-site, with all others working remotely. …

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The Great Winter Get Together

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What is the Privy Council?

What is the Privy Council? The Privy Council is an advisory body to the Monarch; its members are known as Privy Counsellors. It is one of the oldest parts of the UK’s constitutional arrangements, with its origins dating back to at least the thirteenth century. Find out more in this Commons Library Research Briefing which…

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WWG Event: How do we stay well in the face of stress?

How do we stay well in the face of stress? Jennifer Nadel, co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller, WE; Co-Director of Compassion in Politics; a qualified barrister; speaker; campaigner and an award-winning journalist. She’s reported for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN from around the world. Jennifer will give you an introduction to some simple…

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Disability History Month illustrated book

One of the most interesting publications of last year was produced by the Learning team in Parliament. It is a booklet for use in schools that contains stories of influential people who have impacted disability related UK laws and equal rights. Launched to mark Disability History Month 2020, this resource can be used throughout the…

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Post-Brexit British passport validity

From 1 January 2021, passport guidelines are changing. To be eligible to travel to most European countries, on the day of travel, British passport holders must: Have at least 6 months left on their passport, and Have a passport that is less than 10 years old, even if it has 6 months or more left…

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Is your security clearance up to date?

Your security clearance lasts for a maximum of three years.  With staff working from home, it’s quite easy to let your security clearance lapse without you realising it.  However, if it does lapse, you will not only lose access to the Parliamentary estate, but you may also lose access to the Parliamentary network – i.e.…

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Parliamentary Constituencies Act receives Royal Assent and becomes law

The Parliamentary Constituencies Act received Royal Assent on Tuesday 14 December.  This law will ensure that Parliamentary constituencies in the UK are more equal in size and will make elections fairer. You can read the Government press release here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-law-passed-will-make-voting-in-uk-general-election-fairer The House of Commons Library has some new research documents on the topic. The Parliamentary Constituencies…

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