Guide to Parliamentary Work

A guide to parliamentary work, produced by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons.


Guide to Parliamentary Work (PDF)


This guide has been produced by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons, working closely with colleagues across government, and in the service of the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The guide is for civil servants who work closely with parliament and, in particular, parliamentary teams across Whitehall. It is meant to help them in their task of providing accurate advice to ministers and the Civil Service in their dealings with parliament. The guide is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to parliamentary practice and procedure.

The guide is a live document and will be updated periodically. If departmental parliamentary teams have any suggestions or comments to make on the guidance, please send them to

Published 7 May 2010
Last updated 14 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the latest version of the Guide to Parliamentary Work.

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