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TOURS OF WESTMINSTER

Free guided tours of the Palace of Westminster are available to UK residents and must be booked through Daniel or a Lord. Tours take about 75 minutes and are very popular and usually need to be booked at least six months in advance. If Daniel is available at the time of your visit, he may be able to meet with you after your tour.

Overseas (and UK) visitors can visit in the summer without booking through an MP or Lord. There is a charge for this and tours can be booked in advance, or there is queuing on the day.

For more information about visits, including times and dates, click here to see the Parliamentary website.

To book a free tour, please email Daniel on mail@daniel4shrewsbury.co.uk or call the Constituency Office on 01743 466477 (Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm).

WATCHING DEBATES AND QUESTION TIME

Visitors can watch debates in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords by visiting the public galleries. This is only available while the Houses are sitting, which is Mondays to Thursdays and some Fridays, excluding Parliamentary recesses. Advanced booking is not required and visitors need to queue by the St Stephen's entrance - there is often an hour or more's wait, especially for the House of Commons.

The exception is Prime Minister's Question Time. For this, you need to be a UK resident and to obtain a ticket in advance from Daniel. Please note that Daniel is given a certain quota of tickets to Question Time, on specified dates, although he can try and obtain tickets from other MPs who have not used their quota. Daniel's quota tends to be allocated many months in advance, so please contact the Constituency Office well ahead of time if you are interested in trying to get tickets for Prime Minister's Question Time.

For more information about debates and Question Time click here to see the Parliamentary website.

To enquire about tickets for Prime Minister's Question Time, please email Daniel on mail@daniel4shrewsbury.co.uk or call the Constituency Office on 01743 466477 (Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm).

VISITS TO BIG BEN

Free tours of the Clock Tower (Big Ben) are available, but must be booked through Daniel. Please note that tours are only available to UK residents who are aged over 11 years. Tours are very popular and usually need to be booked at least three to six months in advance.

For more information about visits, including times and dates, click here to see the Parliamentary website.

To book a free tour, please email Daniel on mail@daniel4shrewsbury.co.uk or call the Constituency Office on 01743 466477 (Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm).

OTHER THINGS TO DO IN WESTMINSTER

You can watch an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall.

You can watch a public committee meeting in the House of Commons, House of Lords or Portcullis House.

These do not require tickets and you can queue on the day. More information is available on the Parliamentary website:

    click here to find out more about Westminster Hall debates;
    click here to find out more about committee meetings;

Judicial hearings, where Law Lords sit as the Supreme Court of Appeal, moved from the House of Lords to the Ministry of Justice in 2009. From the autumn of 2009 The Supreme Court sits at the Middlesex Guildhall on London's Parliament Square - opposite the Houses of Parliament and alongside Westminster Abbey and the Treasury.

Click here to find out more about visits to The Supreme Court.