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The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Thursday 10 December 2020

Professor Alison Young, Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge; Sir Stephen Laws, First Parliamentary Counsel 2006–12, Senior Fellow, Policy Exchange 2018-presentQ1–36

Thursday 17 December 2020

Sir Malcolm Jack KCB, former Clerk of the House of Commons (2006 to 2011), and Lord Lisvane, former Clerk of the House of Commons (2011 to 2014)Q37–75

Thursday 7 January 2021

Baroness Hale of Richmond, President of the Supreme Court 2017–2020 and Lord Sumption, Justice of the Supreme Court 2011–2018Q76–121

Thursday 14 January 2021

Rt Hon Sir Oliver LetwinQ122–145

The Rt Hon the Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVOQ146–179

Thursday 21 January 2021

Professor Anne Twomey, University of Sydney, Australia, and Professor Philippe Lagassé, Carleton University, CanadaQ180–219

Thursday 28 January 2021

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, and Professor Robert Hazell, Professor of Government and the Constitution, University College London (UCL)Q220–282

Thursday 4 February 2021

Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MPQ0283–326

Thursday 11 February 2021

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Cabinet Office; The Lord True CBE, Minister of State, Cabinet Office; Peter Lee, Acting Director General of Constitution Group, Cabinet OfficeQ327–374

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