COMMONS

Oral evidence: Constitutional convention for UK? and quality of legislation

16 October 2012

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will hold a double evidence session on its inquiries into Do we need a constitutional convention for the UK? and then Ensuring standards in the quality of legislation.

Date and time: Thursday 18 October 2012 at 10.00 am
Place: Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:

At 10.00 am:      

  • Lord Maclennan of Rogart

At 10.30 am:     

  • Canon Kenyon Wright          

The purpose of the fifth session is to hear evidence from those with direct experience of developing constitutional reform proposals and to explore whether there is a need for a new constitutional settlement for the UK.

The Committee will then hold the sixth evidence session of its inquiry into Ensuring standards in the quality of legislation.

Date and time: Thursday 18 October 2012 at 11.00 am
Place: Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Witnesses:

At 11.00 am:      

  • Sir David Lloyd Jones, Chairman,
  • Elaine Lorimer, Chief Executive, Law Commission, and
  • Adrian Hogarth, Parliamentary Counsel, Law Commission

The purpose of the evidence session is to consider the role of the Law Commission in ensuring legislative standards and to  examine the relationship between the Law Commission and Parliament, and the Law Commission and the Government in the creation of legislation.

Further details of the inquiries are available on the Committee’s webpage
http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/political-and-constitutional-reform-committee/inquiries/

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