Parliamentary Outreach Officer, Daniel Wood, led an insightful Discovery Session at Benton Park View, Newcastle to civil servants from HMRC, DWP, HM Passport Office, Department for Transport and BIS on Wednesday 16 September.
Daniel covered all aspects of the work and processes of Parliament including the day to day running of the House of Commons and The House of Lords. He explained how the Monarchy is involved and the structure and rationale for having Select Committees. He tailored the session by talking about the work local MPs have been involved in which affects all of us either in our working or personal lives.
The session is designed to increase knowledge and engagement with the work and processes of Parliament and this is exactly what it did. It was an informal, lively and interactive session with people posing many interesting questions.
Paul Kenny from HMRC said that he had worked in the Civil Service for many years and had found this session fascinating, the best he had ever attended.
If this has whet your appetite and you would like to attend a Discovering Parliament session there are a limited number of places available for half day sessions in Benton Park View, Newcastle on 20 October and Concept House, Sheffield on 3 November 2014. Please email Anna Bradley confirming the venue and morning or afternoon session.