Parliament's role in conflict decisions - Political and Constitutional Reform Committee Contents


On 31st March 2011 we took evidence from academic legal experts on the role of Parliament in decisions to commit British forces to armed conflict abroad. This is an area in which considerable work was carried out before the 2010 general election, by both the Government of the day and select committees, but without any concrete result. This Report calls on the current Government urgently to bring forward a text for parliamentary decision, as a first step to bringing greater clarity to this key area of constitutional decision-making.

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