We are delighted to welcome this guest post by Colm Burns (NICVA) on a forthcoming event:
As part of NICVA’s ongoing Understanding Westminster events, we are holding a free seminar examining ‘How does Parliament work’ at NICVA on Thursday 28 June from 9.30am to 1.00pm. A light lunch will be provided.
This event follows on from a successful fringe event held on Thursday 5 April as part of the Political Studies Association conference, at which The Speaker of the House of Commons, Mr John Bercow and The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, discussed the concept of scrutiny of government as a key element of maintaining a healthy democracy.
This seminar is aimed at people who want to know more about the workings of Westminster and how they can engage meaningfully with the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
The aim of the event is to:
- Examine the procedures of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
- Question local MPs on how they scrutinise Government and legislation.
- Question local Lords on the reform of the House of Lords and how they hold the Government to account.
- Examine why the House of Lords did not change Welfare Reform.
This event is part of NICVA’s European Union PEACE III funded Vital Links project.