Constitution Committee

Press Notices

Date Inquiry Announcement
7 April 2010 Referendums in the UK LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE CALL FOR PARLIAMENT TO MAKE DECISIONS ON THE USE OF REFERENDUMS
28 January 2010 The Cabinet Office and the Centre of Government LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE CALL FOR GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE CENTRE OF GOVERNMENT
17 June 2009 Surveillance and Data Collection LORDS TO DEBATE CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE REPORT ON SURVEILLANCE
6 February 2009 Surveillance and the Data Collection EVER INCREASING USE OF SURVEILLANCE AND DATA COLLECTION RISKS UNDERMINING FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS
5 August 2008 Counter-Terrorism Bill CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE CRITICISES PROPOSED INVOLVEMENT OF PARLIAMENT IN THE DETENTION OF TERRORISM SUSPECTS FOR UP TO 42 DAYS
28 March 2008 The European Union (Amendment) Bill and Lisbon Treaty: Implications for the British Constitution CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE REPORTS ON IMPACT OF LISBON TREATY UPON THE UK CONSTITUTION
21 January 2008 EU Reform Treaty LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER EUROPEAN UNION REFORM TREATY
25 July 2007 Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE ATTACK BUNGLED CREATION OF MoJ AND CRITICISE LORD FALCONER FOR FAILING TO PROTECT JUDGES FROM MEDIA ATTACKS
26 April 2007 Impact of Surveillance and Data Collection LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE IMPACT OF SURVEILLANCE AND DATA COLLECTION
27 April 2007 Waging War: Parliament€™s Role and Responsibility HOUSE OF LORDS TO DEBATE GOVERNMENT€™S WAR MAKING POWERS
27 April 2007 Relations between the executive, the judiciary and Parliament LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE TO HEAR EVIDENCE FROM LORD JUSTICE THOMAS AND THE LORD CHANCELLOR ON NEW MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
31 October 2005 Identity Cards Bill IDENTITY CARDS BILL TO BE DEBATED IN LORDS TODAY. LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE SAY IT HAS INADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS
20 February 2007 Waging War: Parliament's Role and Responsibility HIGH LEVEL GOVERNMENT SPLITS ON PARLIAMENT€™S ROLE IN GOING TO WAR LED TO FUDGED RESPONSE - LORDS COMMITTEE
27 July 2006 Waging War: Parliament€™s Role and Responsibility THE ROYAL PREROGATIVE IS OUTDATED AND SHOULD NOT BE THE BASIS OF WAR MAKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
7 November 2006 Waging War: Parliament's Role and Responsibility GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE ON WAR MAKING POWERS REPORT WOOLY AND INADEQUATE €“ LORD HOLME
11 August 2005 War making powers Lords Seek Evidence on War Making Powers
8 June 2006 Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill LORDS CRITICAL OF GOVERNMENT OVER HANDLING OF LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY REFORM BILL
24 October 2005 Identity Cards Bill IDENTITY CARDS BILL HAS INADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS ACCORDING TO LORDS CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
19 October 2004 Constitution House of Lords Committee Challenges Government Plans To Use Secondary Legislation For Social Security Payments
14 May 2002 Constitution Committee Lords take Devolution Evidence
03 March 2005 Prevention of Terrorism Bill House of Lords Constitution Committee Publishes Report On The Prevention Of Terrorism Bill
29 October 2004 Parliament and the Legislative Process PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY SYSTEM SHOULD BE REFORMED TO HELP ENSURE BETTER LAWS ARE PASSED
6 May 2004 Accountability of Regulators Lords Publish Major Report On The Accountability Of The UK's Powerful Regulators
21 October 2003 Draft EU Treaty Draft EU Treaty Raises Constitutional Concerns For The UK, Say Lords
15 January 2003 Devolution: Inter-Institutional Relations in the United Kingdom Lords Constitution Committee To Launch First Major Report On Devolution
21 November 2002 Constitution Committee Appointment of new Legal Adviser