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Fixed-term Parliaments: The final year of a Parliament

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On 12 December 2013, the Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into the effects of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011 on the final year of a Parliament. This followed-up on the Committee’s previous Report on The impact of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011, which was published in July.
 
The greater certainty about the date of the next general election that is provided by the Fixed-term Parliaments Act means that, for the first time, it is possible to be reasonably sure when the final year of a Parliament begins. This inquiry will focused on planning in the last year of a Parliament, and considered what improvements could be made in the future. 

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