Thursday, January 7, 2010

We Go Ahead

At the moment the following meeting will still take place for members of the Labour Party, members of the Contact Club and for others who have received invitations. If the weather worsens on Friday and the meeting has to be postponed, then emails and phone calls will be sent out to our usual contacts and a notice will be posted on this blog.


SPEAKER..........Natascha Engel MP

TOPIC............What Is Parliament For?

TIME.............7.30 pm to 8.45 pm

DATE.............Friday, 8th January 2010

VENUE............Contact Club, Snape Hill Lane, Dronfield

Natascha Engel is the local Labour MP for North East Derbyshire. In Parliament she recently served on a Select Committee which examined the question of the reform of the House of Commons. The Committee produced a report on 24 November 2009 entitled "Rebuilding The House". As Natascha disagreed with the overall approach of the majority of the members on the Committee, she produced her own Minority Report. The topic of our discussion meeting is central to her approach - "What Is Parliament For?".

On the issue click here to see a relevant article from Natascha which appeared in the Guardian

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