Our popular parliamentary seminar series will be running on the following dates
12 December 2012 (NEW FORMAT!)
6th February 2013
6th March 2013
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
As part of the Centre for Public Scrutiny’s goal to share knowledge between scrutineers at all tiers of government, we will be holding our annual series of parliamentary seminars at the House of Commons.
12 December 2012 – Q&A with the CLG Select Committee
This year, we are giving 40 people the opportunity to observe the Communities and Local Government Select Committee evidence session on the 12th (topic will be confirmed the week before but we are assured it will be an interesting one) followed by a roundtable discussion with the committee. This will be your chance to dissect the evidence session with members and to question the questioners! Book now by clicking here.
13:30 – 14:00 Refreshments
14:00 – 14:30 Introduction: questioning skills and the work of select committees in the commons
Ed Hammond, Research & Information Manager, CfPS
14:30 – 15:45 Questioning and chairing skills roleplay
15:50 – 16:00 Meet the CLG Committee members
16:00 – 18:00 CLG Committee evidence session
18:00 – 19:00 Q&A with CLG Committee
6th February 2013 / 6th March 2013
These sessions will give elected members the opportunity to learn about parliamentary scrutiny and discuss what local and national scrutiny can learn from each other. You will get a chance to hear from a chair of a select committee and put your questions directly to them.
The day will also include a “Questioning and chairing skills session”, where we will explore the skills needed to evaluate evidence, understand some issues that you might face, and practice the select committee style questioning and chairing skills that will have been discussed with parliamentary colleagues earlier in the day.
6th February 2013 – booking form available here
6th March 2013 – booking form click here
Who should attend:
Elected members - Chairs and Vice-chairs of overview and scrutiny committees
Timings for the 6th February / 6th March 2013:
The seminars will run from 11.00am to 16:00. Please click here for a draft programme of how the day will run.
There will be opportunities to attend select committee meetings before or after the organised programme, subject to places being available in the audience of the committees, which we cannot guarantee.
We will be charging a nominal fee of £40 +VAT to cover our costs.
40 places will be offered for each seminar on a first-come-first-served basis (prioritising authorities which were not able to attend the previous series). A maximum of one place is available to each authority.