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.

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