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EU Referendum Bill, part one: final session

16 July 2015

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee (PACAC) holds its third and final evidence session for this part of the inquiry into EU Referendum Bill, part one: purdah and impartiality on Tuesday 21 July 2015.


At 9.30am

  • Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the
    Civil Service; and

At 10.15am

  • Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and
  • John Penrose MP, Minister for Constitutional Reform, Cabinet Office

This meeting will take place in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House.

Purpose of session

The session covers 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  disapply 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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