Date: 9th December 2021
Government Exchange is launching a unique virtual open course workshop on the Parliamentary Process which will be delivered by our trainers alongside Members of the House of Lords, directly to your home office, to your laptop and/or tablet on Thursday 9th December 2021.
Learners will receive a deep dive into the formal legislative process in the UK moving through the different stages including formal introductions, second readings, committee stage, the role of the Lords, amendments, and Royal Assent. This course will also explore how the legislative process varies in the devolved administrations, and what powers are devolved. The session will focus on the experiences of our three keynote speakers, providing learners with a unique insight into the realities of the UK Parliamentary process.
- Sir Henry Bellingham, Member of the House of Lords & former Secretary of State for Africa
- Lord Peter Lilley, Member of the House of Lords & former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
- William Bain, former Shadow Minister for Scotland and expert in Constitutional Law
- Gain knowledge of the recommended actions and different stages involved in making legislation
- Understand the role of relevant bodies in assisting the legislate process such as the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel (OPC)
- Develop knowledge of how policy making varies in different parts of the UK
- Learn what policy areas are 'devolved'
- Gain insight into how the Parliamentary process works in practice
|09:30||Introduction from Chair - Lord Peter Lilley|
|10:00||What are the stages of the Parliamentary Process? From drafting to Royal Assent - Lord Peter Lilley|
|12:00||Who are the key stakeholders and relevant bodies in the Parliamentary process? - Lord Henry Bellingham|
|14:00||Devolution: How does the Parliamentary process differ in the constituent parts of the UK, and what policy areas are 'devolved'? William Bain|
|15:30||Summation from Chair - Lord Peter Lilley|