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Annex: Terms of Reference

The inquiry was launched on 9 August 2016. The call for evidence stated:

The Committee’s inquiry will consider three key areas:

1)What should the Government, political parties, the House of Commons and the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority be doing now to ensure better female representation in the House of Commons in 2020 and beyond?

2)What are the political parties doing to ensure that female representation will increase at the next general election given the impact that the 2018 Boundary Commission Review could have

3)What further changes are needed to improve retention of women MPs?

Written evidence should be submitted addressing the themes outlined above, and the following specific issues to the Committee by 12 September 2016.

22 December 2016