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Online seminar: Fixed Term Parliaments Act – Thursday 17th June 17.00-18.30
The Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 has been the subject of Committee inquiries in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. On 24 March 2021 the Joint Committee, prescribed in the Act, reported on its consideration of both the operation of the Act and the proposals in the Government’s draft repeal Bill. On 12 May 2021 a new Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill had its first reading in the House of Commons.
The SPG has invited the following panel to discuss this fascinating and fast moving constitutional topic:
- Baron Butler of Brockwell KG, GCB, CVO, PC
- Gavin Phillipson, Professor at University of Bristol Law School
- Meg Russell, Professor of British and Comparative Politics, The Constitution Unit, University College London
- Petra Schleiter, Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford
The session, which will be chaired by Lucinda Maer (Deputy Principal Clerk, House of Commons, and Constitution Unit Honorary Researcher at University College London) will begin with a short contribution from each of the panellists, followed by a Q & A.
This event is open to SPG members only
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