Roles and Powers of the PM
(although this inquiry has now been relaunched and oral evidence has started again in February 2013)
The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee conducted an inquiry into the role and powers of the Prime Minister, and how these are defined and held to account.
UK Bill of Rights Commission
The Committee held two public evidence sessions to examine the approach and views of most of the members of the newly established Commission on a UK Bill of Rights.
Oral evidence-9 June 2011Witnesses - Sir Leigh Lewis KCB, Chair; and Anthony Speaight QC, member, UK Bill of Rights Commission
Oral evidence - 16 June 2011Witnesses - Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, member; Martin Howe QC, member; Professor Philippe Sands QC, member; and Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws QC, member, UK Bill of Rights Commission
Constitutional issues relating to the courts and Parliament
The Committee held a public evidence session during which they questioned the witnesses on Dr Pinto-Duschinsky’s report for Policy Exchange, Bringing Rights Back Home: Making human rights compatible with parliamentary democracy in the UK.
Oral evidence - 3 March 2011
Witnesses - Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Democratic Audit, and Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky