Political and Constitutional Reform - First Report
Role and powers of the Prime Minister

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 19 June 2014.


Terms of Reference

1 Introduction

Background to the inquiry

2 Clarity about role and powers

Origins and sources

Cabinet Manual

Prerogative powers

3 Codification

4 Changes to the role

Nature of the change

Causes of the change

5 Impact of coalition government

6 Checks and balances

Support of MPs

Support of the Cabinet


7 Accountability to Parliament and the electorate

Accountability to Parliament

Prime Minister's Questions

Liaison Committee

Investiture vote for the Prime Minister

Accountability to the electorate

8 Structures of power

9 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix A: terms of reference

Appendix B: Prime Minister (Office, Role and Functions) Bill

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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