The Members’ Handbook


The Members’ Handbook is a useful guide to the facilities offered to Members by various parts of the House Service, both on the Parliamentary Estate and in the constituencies.  It also outlines the responsibilities of a Member of Parliament.

It is hosted on the old Parliamentary Intranet but is not yet available on Parlinet. However the information contained is accessible through ParliNet.

Although aimed at Members of Parliament, w4mp recommends that staff also familiarise themselves with the contents of the Handbook:

  • House of Commons Administration
  • Conduct rules and policies
  • Security
  • Parliamentary Digital Service
  • Finance and the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
  • Employing staff
  • Facilities for Members
  • Procedural services and support
  • Photography, filming and broadcasting points
  • Communications Office
  • Research and information services
  • Working on the Parliamentary Estate
  • Services for visitors and constituents
  • Education and engagement services
  • General facilities and services
  • Room bookings, events and exhibitions
  • Health and safety
  • Works on the Estate and office moves
  • Key contacts