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Upcoming training from the Commons Library

All of these courses will be presented on Microsoft Teams. To browse and book courses, please click here Finding Library research onlineTuesday 2 November2:00-3:15 Finding parliamentary questions, debates and speeches onlineThursday 4 November10:30-11:45 Media and news sourcesFriday 5 November10:30-12:00 Finding books and journalsMonday 8 November2:00-3:15 Finding parliamentary papers onlineThursday 11 November2:00-3:15 Parliamentary Search in depthFriday…

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Running a Safe Surgery

The revised ‘running a safe surgery’ booklet is available on the intranet here: https://intranet.parliament.uk/Documents/intranet/Election%20documents/PSD-Safe-Surgery-guide-Oct-2021.pdf Please ensure that all MPs and staff take the time to read it – it provides simple and effective methods of reducing the risk to you, your Member and your constituents.

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Halal and Kosher Food Trial

A trial of the sale of halal and kosher meals will commence 18 October in Bellamy’s. Halal and kosher sandwiches will also be added to the ranges in the Debate and the Terrace. The trial will run until the end of January 2022, when the House will review feedback and consider rollout to other venues…

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Personal Security

We at w4mp are shocked at the news that Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West has died from his injuries after having been attacked at his advice surgery this afternoon.   We offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and staff at this awful time. Members and their staff need to remain alert and be…

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Ordering wreaths for Armistice Day or Remembrance Sunday

If you would like to order a wreath for Armistice Day or Remembrance Sunday, you can do so by contacting the Royal British Legion directly: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/shop/wreaths They are able to provide a portcullis badge for the centre of the wreath, but you will need to request this at the time you order the wreath, and…

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The Immigration Act 1971: Celebrated or Flawed?

On 30 September 2021, Gresham College broadcast a 1-hour lecture by Professor Leslie Thomas QC and David Neale. It’s really worth watching as it gives an excellent background to the history of Britain’s immigration law which will be of interest to anyone who works as an MP’s caseworker, particularly those who process immigration casework. Here’s…

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No Panic – Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Time: 13:30pmDate: Wednesday 20th OctoberVenue: Online No Panic is a registered charity that helps and supports those living with Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders. No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders. One of the charity No Panic patron’s will be hosting…

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Advantages of a Caring Culture – Kirstie Hawton, Octopus Group

Time: 10:00Date: Friday 1 October 2021Where: MS Teams Kirstie has revolutionised the culture at Octopus by putting employees wellbeing, mental health and gratitude at the forefront of everything they do.   Come along to hear how Kirstie made this change and to get some tips on how we can look after ourselves, our colleagues and…

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Visit the Members’ Services Fair from 18-22 October 2021

The Members’ Services Fair is an opportunity for Members and their staff to find out more about the full range of support, services and facilities provided by the House Service and the work of different teams across Parliament. A series of talks and panel discussions will be held in the Macmillan Room on Monday 18…

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Call for Balfour Project Peace Advocacy Fellows 2021-22

READ HERE for the full call for fellows. https://balfourproject.org/bp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Call-for-Balfour-Project.pdf The Balfour Project intends to appoint up to twenty Peace Advocacy Fellows for the academicyear 2021-22. If you are a post-graduate or final year undergraduate student with an interest in the the IsraeliPalestinian conflict, you are welcome to apply. The selected fellows will be paid a…

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