Oral and written evidence

Oral evidence

As part of its inquiry into the role and powers of the Prime Minister, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee is to take oral evidence on the practical implications of a fixed parliamentary term and the impact of the shift to fixed-term Parliaments on departmental planning.

Thursday 27 March 2014 - Role and powers of the Prime Minister: follow up

Parliament live - watch here

Transcript (PDF PDF 107 KB)

Witnesses: Dr Richard Heffernan and Lord Hennessy

Thursday 20 June 2013 - Fixed-term parliaments
Parliament live - watch here
Witnesses: Rt Hon. Peter Riddell CBE, Director, Institute for Government; and Miss Chloe Smith MP, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, Cabinet Office.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Witnesses: Dan Corry, former Head of the No. 10 Policy Unit; Dr Mark Bennister, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Canterbury Christ Church University; Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Senior Consultant on constitutional affairs to Policy Exchange

Parliament live - watch here

Thursday 7 February 2013

Witnesses: Professor Robert Hazell CBE, Professor of British Politics and Government; and Professor Michael Foley, Professor of International Politics

Publication of the oral evidence - 7 February and 7 March 2013

Parliament live - watch here

Thursday 23 June 2011

Witness: Sue Pryce, Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham 

Publication of oral evidence (109.31 KB PDF) - 23 June 2011

Written evidence:

Written evidence submitted by the Cabinet Office (PDF PDF 60 KB) regarding staffing in the Prime Minister's Office

Written evidence submitted by Hans Peter Ulrich (PDF PDF 91 KB), Civio Public Policy Consulting and Publisher of website

Written evidence Session 2010-12