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The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission

Inquiry

At the last election, the Government committed, in its first year, to setting up a “Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission” to look at “the broader aspects of our constitution” and “come up with proposals to restore trust in our institutions and in how our democracy operates”. The Government has outlined a range of areas the Commission would focus on, but has not announced the form or timing of the Commission beyond the commitments made in the Conservative Manifesto and Queen’s speech.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 December 2020
Inquiry The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
Witnesses Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP (Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
3 November 2020
Inquiry The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
Witnesses Mason Bell (Member of the Fabian Society), Mahdi Murtaza (Third-year student, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex), Bill Puddicombe (Executive Director, Sussex Beacon), Jacqueline Rana (artist/practitioner and interim Trustee, Bristol Estate Leaseholders and Tenants Association), and Rohaan Saleem (Nuclear Engineer in the civil and defence industry)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
6 October 2020
Inquiry The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
Witnesses Lord Sumption (Justice of the Supreme Court 2012-18), Professor Meg Russell (Director of Constitution Unit, University College London), and Lord Lisvane (Member of the Constitutional Reform Group Steering Committee and Clerk of House of Commons 2011-14)
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
CDR0016 - The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
Witnesses Mr John Willis
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
CDR0042 - The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
Witnesses Colette Cross
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
CDR0041 - The Government’s Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
Witnesses Justice
Committees Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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