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​Parliamentary and Assembly Procedural Officers Network (PAPON)

The Parliamentary and Assembly Procedural Officers Network is a network of officials working for Parliaments and Assemblies in the British Islands and Ireland and whose role involves delivering or managing procedural advice to members and the effective conduct of plenary and committee business.​ It is constituted of officers from the following jurisdictions: the House of Commons and the House of Lords, Westminster; the London Assembly; the Houses of the Oireachtas, Dublin; the Northern Ireland Assembly, Belfast; the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh; the Welsh Parliament, Cardiff; the States of Deliberation, Guernsey; the States Assembly, Jersey; and Tynwald, the Isle of Man.​

PAPON aims, through regular conferences and by other means, to: 

  • facilitate and encourage the sharing of experience and best practice
  • improve inter-parliamentary understanding and engagement
  • enhance professional development at all levels.​