Industry and Parliament Trust
Established in 1977, The Industry and Parliament Trust http://www.ipt.org.uk is dedicated to enabling a better understanding between, and better informed policy judgements in, business, government and Parliament. The Trust is built on a two-way exchange of information, knowledge and experience between all nature of industry and the UK and EU Parliaments. It encourages the concept of "practitioner learning from practitioner". The Trust places MPs, Peers, Officers of both Houses, MEPs and officials of the European Parliament in educational-exchange Fellowships and topic-based programmes within a range of participating companies from all sectors and of all sizes. The Trust also gives business personnel, at all levels within participating companies, the opportunity to understand the workings of Parliament and the EU institutions better, through a choice of study programmes, courses, workshops and seminars. The Trust publishes a quarterly magazine called The Bridge, distributed to all members of both Houses.
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