Parallel Parliament delivers integrated data from Parliament, Government and Legislative sources

An independent and accessible source of information on Government and legislative affairs

If you've ever looked for resources on legislative and political affairs, you will know that information is distributed across numerous websites, which are frequently difficult or impossible to search.

To obtain a comprehensive view of the activities of an MP or Department, to find all Parliamentary and Government publications relating to a single issue, you have to visit each resource individually and repeatedly.

On Parallel Parliament you will find all the available information combined into a single convenient searchable resource, along with additional information and insights.

Today, Parallel Parliament is used by MPs, trade groups, charities and local authorities to stay up to date and informed on the activities of Government.

If you also want to stay on top of the information available, and receive immediate, daily or weekly alerts on an MP, Bill, Department or keyword

Once logged in, select the buttons when presented on the MP, Department, Legislation or Search Results you wish to be kept informed about. Alternatively, log in to your account to utilise the alert creator.

To stay informed on the newly tabled legislation, consulations and Select Committee Inquiries, follow us on Twitter @ParallelParliament

For more information, see our Frequently asked questions

What features does Parallel Parliament provide?

Parallel Parliament automatically scans and processes information from a wide range of sources to create a comprehensive source of data unavailable from existing resources.

Alerts can be scheduled for any of the items below, to keep you informed of developments.

  • Legislation is organised by proximity to completion. Most Private Members Bills will not receive a second reading, and will be listed at the end of the page, or as dormant Bills.
  • Each legislation page provides a single integrated timeline, with key documents (Explanatory Notes, Briefing notes) highlighted for ease of access.
  • Bills presented before Parliament are linked to the MP who tabled the legislation, along with those MPs who the sponsor has listed as supporters
  • MPs who contribute to Bill debates are listed, you can analyse an MPs statements during the debate for a particular piece of legislation
Government Departments
  • Parallel Parliament groups Parliamentary activity for each Department into a single, straightforward source
  • View Departmental Bills, Draft and Laid Secondary Legislation currently before Parliament.
  • Highlights of the most recent Parliamentary contributions (Questions, Statements etc.) made by the Departmental Ministers
  • Petitions before Parliament that have been addressed or debated by the Department
Members of Parliament
  • Significant Commons activity, such as adjournment debates, legislation laid before Parliament and Urgent Questions
  • View current All Party Parliamentary Group memberships
  • See the most significant petitions within an MP's constituency, and the petition debates for an MP has participated
  • Debates organised by Department, Legislation and most common sparring partners
Integrated Search
  • Perform searches across Departmental Publications, Early Day Motions, Legislation, Commons Library Research and much more, all in one place

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