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The Committee held an inquiry into fixed-term Parliaments following the Government’s announcement that they intend the current Parliament to operate on a fixed-term basis with the next general election taking place on the first Thursday of May 2015.
The Government introduced a Bill proposing fixed–term Parliaments in July 2010. The Committee have produced a report on the issue in time to influence the debate on the Bill in the House of Lords.
An invitation for written submissions on this inquiry was published on 15 July 2010. The report and other related items can be viewed below:
Bill criticised in report
A Call for Evidence was published on 15 July 2010
Written submissions received in relation to the Fixed-term Parliaments Inquiry