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Government proposals for voting and parliamentary reform: Fixed-term Parliaments Bill and Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill

Inquiry concluded, Reports and Government Responses Published

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee has concluded its inquiry into the Government's proposals on voting and parliamentary reform and has published three Reports.

Reports

The Committee's interim Report Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Report for Second Reading was published on 2 August 2010 as HC 422

The Committee published a further Report Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill on 11 October 2010 as HC 437

The Committee published a separate Report on Fixed Term Parliaments Bill on 16 September 2010 as HC 436

Government Responses

The Government response to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s Report on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill was published in March 2011 as Cm 7997

The Government response to the report of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee on the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill was published in November 2010 as Cm 7951 

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
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    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.