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Report published and Government response received.
On 12 December 2013, the Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into the effects of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011 on the final year of a Parliament. This followed-up on the Committee’s previous Report on The impact of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011, which was published in July. The greater certainty about the date of the next general election that is provided by the Fixed-term Parliaments Act means that, for the first time, it is possible to be reasonably sure when the final year of a Parliament begins. This inquiry will focused on planning in the last year of a Parliament, and considered what improvements could be made in the future.
PCRC to publish Government response on Friday 19 December 2014
Political and Constitutional Reform Committee publish report on fixed-term Parliaments
PCRC to take evidence on how fixed-term Parliaments will effect the final year of a Parliament
Political and Constitutional Reform Committee hears evidence from Lord O’Donnell GCB, former Cabinet Secretary
Political and Constitutional Reform Committee hears evidence from Caroline Slocock, Director, Civil Exchange
On 12 December 2013, the Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry and call for written evidence