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Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill

Inquiry

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee are examining the Government’s Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 13 May 2021. If passed, this Bill would replace the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (FTPA) as the law governing the triggering of general elections for the UK Parliament.

 

This Committee and the House of Lords Constitution Committee reported on the FTPA last September, and the draft Bill was considered by the Joint Committee on the FTPA, which reported in March. In response, the Government made a small number of changes to the draft Bill prior to introduction.

 

The Committee will now examine the Bill as introduced and question the Government on outstanding issues following pre-legislative scrutiny, and examine whether the Government’s approach as laid out in the Bill will establish a robust system for calling elections in the longer term.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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23 June 2021
Inquiry Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill
Witnesses Cabinet Office
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence

Written evidence

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Contact us

  • Email: pacac@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3268 (General Enquiries) / 020 7219 8430, 07834 172 099 (Media Enquiries)
  • Address: Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA