Constitution Committee

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 inquiry

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The deadline for written submissions has now passed. Contact the Clerk if you still wish to make a submission. Oral evidence ongoing.

Scope of inquiry

The inquiry will consider the operation and implications of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. It will explore how the Act has worked in practice, how the 14-day period following a successful no confidence motion would work in practice, the Act's effect on the concept of the House of Commons having 'confidence' in the Government, and what the consequences of repealing or amending the Act might be. Following recent developments, the inquiry has been expanded to consider the potential constitutional implications of the recent court judgment on the proroguing of Parliament.

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