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Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act

Joint Select Committee

Welcome to the website of the Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011. 

The Joint Committee has been appointed to:

(a) carry out a review of the operation of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, pursuant to section 7 of that Act, and if appropriate in consequence of its findings, make recommendations for the repeal or amendment of that Act; and

(b) consider, as part of its work under subparagraph (a), and report on any draft Government Bill on the repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 presented to both Houses in this session.

Reports and government responses

No reports or government responses published

Oral evidence transcripts

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11 February 2021
Inquiry Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office at Cabinet Office), Lord True (Minister of State at Cabinet Office), and Peter Lee (Acting Director General of Constitution Group at Cabinet Office)
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OralEvidence
4 February 2021
Inquiry Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Margaret Beckett
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OralEvidence
28 January 2021
Inquiry Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, and Professor Robert Hazell
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OralEvidence
Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Electoral Commission
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WrittenEvidence
Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Dr Ben Whisker
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WrittenEvidence
Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Association of Electoral Administrators
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WrittenEvidence

Other publications

No other publications published

Contact us

  • Email: jcftpa@parliament.uk
  • Phone: Eve Samson (Clerk) 020 7219 3315/Ian Hook (Senior Executive Officer) 020 7219 8370