Parliament and the public:
What difference does the Lords make?
Wednesday November 2, 6.30pm – 8pm
Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
Introduction: Baroness D’Souza, the Lord Speaker
Chair: Rt Hon Peter Riddell (Chair Hansard Society)
- Mark Darcy (BBC)
- Baroness Scott of Needham Market (Liberal Democrat)
- Lord Soley (Labour)
- Professor Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE (Crossbench)
- Professor Lord Norton of Louth (Conservative)
This event is part of Parliament Week (October 31 – November 6 2011), a week of planned events and activities which bring the story of Parliament to life and encourage greater engagement with democracy amongst people of all ages. The Hansard Society is particularly keen that the work of the Lords is recognised so we have organised this event, with the co-operation of the Lord Speaker, to throw light on the role that the Second Chamber plays in our democracy and how individual peers engage with the public (meetings, blogs, online forums, Twitter, Facebook etc).
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Founded in 1944, the Hansard Society is a charity working in the UK and around the world to promote democracy and strengthen parliaments. An independent, non-partisan political research and education Society, our work is rooted in the belief that the health of representative democracy rests on the foundation of a strong Parliament and an informed and engaged citizenry.