Outreach service event: How laws are made


After the hurly burly of the General Election, the brand new Parliament gets down to formal business on 27 May with the State Opening of Parliament when the Queen’s Speech will set out the new government’s legislative programme. New MPs, returning MPs, and Peers will begin the work of checking and challenging the government’s agenda for the new Parliament, and in due course will propose new legislation of their own.

Focusing on how laws are introduced, checked and passed, “Understanding Parliament: law making in action”  will provide you with a comprehensive view of how the legislative system works, as well as equipping you with the information you need to engage effectively with the new 2015 Parliament and influence the issues that matter to you.

Sign up for this free event to get:

  • Unique insights from Parliamentary experts on how new laws are proposed, scrutinised and passed
  • A greater understanding of how MPs and Peers check and challenge legislation
  • Guidance on how you can get involved and directly engage with the law-making process

We are pleased to announce that this event will be chaired by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, presenter of Channel Four News. There will be lots of opportunities to ask our panel of experts questions about Parliament.

Follow @UKParlOutreach on Twitter and submit questions for the panel in advance using the hashtag #GetParliament. We will do our best to answer as many as possible.

When and where?

This free public event is taking place in London on Tuesday 9 June from 2-4pm at:

How to book

Register online for this event using the link below:

Looking for a more general introduction to Parliament and its work?

Come to one of our “How Parliament Works” drop-in sessions for a basic introduction to Parliament, covering:

  • What Parliament is and what it does
  • The role of an MP
  • The difference between Parliament and Government
  • How a bill becomes a law
  • How members of the public can get involved

When and where?

These regular 90 minute sessions are delivered by Parliament’s Outreach team and take place in the Houses of Parliament – details available via the online registration form links below.

How to book

Register online for one of our forthcoming drop-in sessions: