Parliamentary protocol covers a very wide range of areas of activity that take place on the parliamentary estate, everything from the administration of the Houses, to constitutional relations, scheduling business, through to visiting foreign conventions and access to the general public.
This five day training seminar is designed to examine in detail the whole range of subject areas that parliamentary protocol involves, looking into the principal actors, personal responsibilities and areas of competence, statutory procedures and conventions, relations with other organisations of state, the public and the media.
Subjects to be examined will include:
- Parliamentary Authorities
- Parliamentary Administration
- Parliamentary Procedure
- Scheduling Parliamentary Business
- MPs and Committees
- Standards in Public Life
- Visiting Delegations and the Public
- Parliament and the Media
Training Consultant: Darryl Howe
Darryl has extensive experience working in senior roles within government and Parliament, including as Principal Private Secretary and Chief of Staff, and as Deputy Head of the Government Whips Office.
For over twenty years he worked at the heart of government working closely with ministers and with Parliament on a daily basis often in highly charged political environments where tensions between party political needs, political expediency and responsibilities of government are finely balanced. He has experience of managing often tense and difficult relationships between government and other agencies including during a police investigation (Cash for Peerages) and inquiries by select committees including the Quadripartite Committee on Arms Export Controls, Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Public Administration Select Committee and the Trade and Industry Select Committee. He worked on the passage of legislation in the House of Commons and House of Lords and briefed ministers in both Houses in preparation for parliamentary questions and debates.
Darryl now provides consultancy and training on the processes of government and Parliament. His clients include private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas and a number of parliamentarians.