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Fixed-Term Parliaments Act

Inquiry

The Joint Committee on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act has been established by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to:

1) 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

(2) 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.

A draft Bill is expected to be published shortly.

The Committee will take evidence on the Fixed-term Parliaments Act already given to the House of Lords Constitution Committee and to the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee into account in its work.

The Committee invites written evidence on either the operation of the Act or the draft Bill.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Report
Inquiry Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Committees Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
HC 1046 / HL 253
Report
Response to this report
Government response to the Joint Committee on the Fixed-term Parliament Act Report
Government Response

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)
Committees Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Oral Evidence
4 February 2021
Inquiry Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Margaret Beckett
Committees Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Oral Evidence
28 January 2021
Inquiry Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, and Professor Robert Hazell
Committees Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Oral Evidence
FTP0024 - 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)
Committees Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Written Evidence
FTP0023 - Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Electoral Commission
Committees Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Written Evidence
FTP0022 - Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Witnesses Dr Ben Whisker
Committees Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act
Written Evidence

Other publications

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Contact us

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