Political and Constitutional Reform - Fourth Report
Do we need a constitutional convention for the UK?

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 25 March 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Is a convention necessary?

3 Remit and composition of a constitutional convention

4 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Thursday 28 June 2012: Peter Facey, Director, Unlock Democracy, and Lewis Baston, Senior Research Fellow, Democratic Audit

Thursday 12 July 2012: Andrew R. T. Davies AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group; Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales and Leader of Welsh Labour

Thursday 6 September 2012: Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman, Local Government Association; Ged Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council, Will Godfrey, Strategic Director for Corporate Services, Bristol City Council, and Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, Leeds City Council

Thursday 4 October 2012: Willie Rennie MSP, Leader of Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish Parliament; Nigel Smith, Director of VoxScot, strategic advice for referendum campaigns, and Professor James Mitchell, Strathclyde University; Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Parliament; Johann Lamont MSP, Leader of Scottish Labour, Scottish Parliament

Thursday 18 October 2012: Lord Maclennan of Rogart, Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee; Canon Kenyon Wright, Former Executive Chairman of the cross-party Scottish Constitutional Convention

Thursday 1 November 2012: Dr Robin Wilson; Mike Nesbitt MLA, Leader, Dr Christopher McGimpsey and John McCallister MLA, Ulster Unionist Party

Thursday 8 November 2012: Miss Chloe Smith MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Cabinet Office, and Ciaran Martin, Director, Constitution Group, Cabinet Office

Thursday 17 January 2013: Paul Silk, Chair of the Commission on Devolution in Wales, and Professor Noel Lloyd CBE, Member of the Commission on Devolution in Wales

Thursday 28 February 2013: Professor Gerald Holtham, former Chair of the Independent Commission on Funding and Finance for Wales; Alan Trench

Written Evidence

Additional written evidence (not printed)

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