Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement

The Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement (SACPE) provides informal, independent advice from an external perspective to House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow

Their advice focuses on how the House of Commons is perceived by the public and what should be done to restore the trust required between Parliament and the people it represents.

The formation of the Advisory Council was announced by Mr Speaker in a speech to the Hansard Society and Political Studies Association on 30 November 2009.

Parliament News: Speaker calls for a reconnection between Parliament and public

Who is on SACPE?

SACPE is chaired by Professor Jonathan Drori. The other members of the Advisory Council are:

  • Sir Keith Ajegbo
  • Richard Allan (Baron Allan of Hallam)
  • Michele Carlisle
  • Clare Hughes
  • Rita Clifton 
  • Nicky Edwards
  • Joanna Mackle 
  • Mike Saunders
  • Simon Walker

Mr Speaker described the members of SACPE as "external figures with stellar careers consisting of anticipating or responding to the needs of the public as citizens, consumers and customers". All members of SACPE are volunteers.

SACPE documents

Letter from Mr Speaker to the Chair of SACPE Professor Jon Drori - March 2014

Letter from the Chair of SACPE, Professor Jon Drori to Mr Speaker - July 2013 (PDF PDF 1.3 MB)

Letter from the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, to the Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori - April 2013 (PDF PDF 51 KB)

Letter from the Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP, Chair of the Liaison Committee, to the Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori - March 2013 (PDF PDF 152 KB)

Letter from the Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori, to the Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP, Chair of the Liaison Committee - January 2013  (PDF PDF 82 KB)

Letter from the Mayor of London to the Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori - November 2012 (PDF PDF 790 KB)

Letter from the Leader of Westminster Council to the Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori - September 2012 (PDF PDF 411 KB)

Letter from the Chair of the Speaker's Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori to the Mayor of London and the Leader of Westminster Council - September 2012 (PDF PDF 189 KB)

Letter from the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, to the Chair of the Speaker’s Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori – July 2012 (PDF PDF 194 KB)

Letter from the Chair of the Speaker’s Advisory Council, Professor Jonathan Drori, to the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP – June 2012 (PDF PDF 0.99 MB)

Letter from the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, to the Leader of the House, Sir George Young MP – January 2012 (PDF PDF 616 KB)

Letter from the Leader of the House, Sir George Young MP, to the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP – November 2011 (PDF PDF 1.57 MB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Note to Mr Speaker - May 2011 (PDF PDF 145 KB)

Response from Mr Speaker to Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - May 2011 (PDF PDF 62 KB)

Minutes of SACPE meetings

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 10th October 2014

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 13th May 2014

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 24th January 2014 (PDF PDF 221 KB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 28th November 2013

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 19th September 2013 (PDF PDF 223 KB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 9th July 2013 (PDF PDF 260 KB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 30 April 2013 (PDF PDF 213 KB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting 25 February 2013 (PDF PDF 235 KB) 

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 12 December 2012 (PDF PDF 205 KB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 1 October 2012 (PDF PDF 238 KB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 10 July 2012 (PDF PDF 237 KB)

Speaker's Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 16 May 2012 (PDF PDF 226 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 25 October 2011 (PDF PDF 272 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 29 June 2011 (PDF PDF 206 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 28 January 2011 (PDF PDF 30 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 02 December 2010 (PDF PDF 34 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 30 September 2010 (PDF PDF 45 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 15 July 2010 (PDF PDF 43 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 26 May 2010 (PDF PDF 54 KB)

Speaker’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement - Minutes of Meeting: 16 March 2010 (PDF PDF 42 KB)

 

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