Engaging with Parliament

Engaging with Parliament means getting involved directly in the political process, and this approach can lead to policy impact at the highest level. Whether you lobby MPs or members of the House of Lords, submit evidence to a select committee, or contribute to an All-party Parliamentary Group, you’re trying to shape the views of elected politicians, and change or affect the public debate on a given issue, so even if it’s on a very small scale, you’re engaging with the current political discourse.

The case study Protecting cultural property in armed conflict describes how Professor Peter Stone's research was central to the Culture, Media, and Sport Committee's recommendation that Parliament pass legislation to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention, and is an example of the kind of policy impact that can be achieved by engaging with Parliament.

This section considers:

Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords
Select Committees
All-party Parliamentary Groups