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The work of the Deputy Prime Minister 2014

One-off evidence session announced

The Committee is holding one of its regular oral evidence sessions with the Deputy Prime Minister on Tuesday 9 September.

Topics to be discussed include the Government’s programme of political and constitutional reform, the coalition Government and collective responsibility, the recall of MPs, devolution and the referendum in Scotland, Parliament’s role in conflict decisions, local government, and fixed-term Parliaments.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
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