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EU Referendum Bill part one: Purdah and impartiality evidence sessions

16 July 2015

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee conducts a short inquiry into the EU Referendum Bill.


Thursday 16 July 

Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Lord Bew, Chair, Committee on Standards in Public Life

At 10.15am 

  • Bob Posner, Director of Party and Election Finance
  • Tom Hawthorn, Head of Policy, Electoral Commission

Tuesday 14 July

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Rt Hon Lord Owen

At 10am

  • Rt Hon Jack Straw

At 10.30am

  • Rt Hon Peter Riddell, Director, Institute for Government
  • Professor Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit, University College London

About the sessions

The sessions will cover the background to Purdah and the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA), the experience of referendums since PPERA, the Government's proposals to dissaply Section 125 of PPERA for the EU Referendum and the potential impact these may have on civil service impartiality.

Further information

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