Parliamentary Questions: Answering & tabling

"An excellent course, really enjoyed it"

University of Aberdeen

For people who regularly need to answer, ask or table Parliamentary Questions, it is crucial to have an overall understanding of how the PQ system operates. It is also important to know the specificities of drafting briefings for, and answers to, the questions themselves.

Part of The Knowledge series, Parliamentary Question: Answering & Tabling is a course that will provide delegates with the knowledge and skills needed to maximise the effectiveness of their input in answering and tabling parliamentary questions.

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Key features of the course include:

  • The varying types of Parliamentary Question in the Commons and the Lords
  • How questions are tabled - what is in and out of order?
  • Timings for tabling and for answers
  • Why questions are asked and what the questioner may do with the answer
  • How ministers see questions and what they try to achieve with the answers
  • Ministerial statements - written and oral

Designed for:

This training course is designed for delegates who need to draft Parliamentary Questions or draft responses and briefings on PQs.


Learning outcomes:

Delegates will gain a thorough understanding of how the system of Parliamentary Questions operates and how the Whitehall machine develops the answers. They will also gain an understanding of how to draft answers to written questions and provide briefings for oral questions.

 

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Summary

Duration

10:00 - 17:00

Price

Price on request

Location

Available to be delivered In-House

Dates

29 August 2017 Book

15 November 2017 Book

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.

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Course Trainer

Paul Grant

Paul Grant

Having worked in the UK Civil Service for over 5 years, Paul is an expert in the UK system of government and Parliament. For well over 20 years, Paul has ran training programmes on various aspects of the British system of government.

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Paul Grant

Paul Grant

Having worked in the UK Civil Service for over 5 years, Paul is an expert in the UK system of government and Parliament. For well over 20 years, Paul has ran training programmes on various aspects of the British system of government – Parliament, Ministers, The Civil Service, Devolution etc., as well as on the skills required of policy civil servants working for ministers. He ran programmes across all levels of the Civil Service and the wider public sector, and as well as for clients in the private sector. 

He was also responsible the main induction programme for new entrants to the Civil Service Fast Stream and co-directed the induction programme for external entrants to the Senior Civil Service. Furthermore, whilst at the National School, he co-authored the book “Understanding British Government” and continue to provide revised versions for use on programmes run by Civil Service Learning. 

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