The Future of the Union, part two: Inter-institutional relations in the UK Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction: Inter-institutional Relations in the UK

2 Intergovernmental Relations

The Joint Ministerial Committee

Poorly regarded and ineffective? The Joint Ministerial Committee

The revised Memorandum of Understanding

Informal and bilateral IGR

Informality and bilateralism: an effective model of intergovernmental relations?

The way forward: towards a meaningful system of intergovernmental relations

The Joint Ministerial Committee

Formalising bilateralism

Intergovernmental relations and the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Transparency and scrutiny of intergovernmental relations

3 Inter-parliamentary Relations

The current level of inter-parliamentary relations in the UK

Proposals for greater inter-parliamentary cooperation

The way forward: inter-parliamentary relations in the UK

4 The Civil Service, post-devolution

The role of the Home Civil Service, post-devolution

Whitehall’s awareness of devolution

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: Joint Ministerial Committee plenary meetings since

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

6 December 2016