Political and Constitutional Reform Committee - publications

Committee publications from the 2010 Parliament include Reports and associated evidence, Responses to Reports, oral and written evidence that has yet to be or is not associated with a Report (this includes transcripts of recent evidence sessions), correspondence and other material related to the work of the Committee.

After our meeting on 10 October 2013, written and oral evidence will no longer appear on this publications page, instead the evidence will appear in the publications box at the bottom of the relevant inquiry page. You can select either written or oral evidence from the drop down menu, with the option to sort by date or alphabetically. Reports and Responses to Reports will still appear on this page.

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    A Session is a parliamentary year. Following the 2011 Fixed-term Parliament Act Sessions typically begin in May and run for 12 months.

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    Select committees conduct inquiries and produce reports on a range of matters, from the conduct of Government to specialist subject areas.

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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.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

Reports and associated evidence

Responses to Reports


  • Survey results on voter engagement (PDF)Published 04 February 2015

    The Committee hosted a survey from 2 December to 11 January, asking members of the public what proposals they would support with a view to increasing voter engagement. The Committee received almost 5,000 responses, and the full data is available below, including comments made by respondents. (XLS 3.67MB)

Oral and written evidence

A complete list of oral and written evidence relating to an inquiry can be found on the relevant inquiry page

Related information

  • Written evidence can now be submitted online

    Written evidence should now be submitted electronically using the link on each inquiry page.  This is a straightforward process that allows an instant acknowledgement of receipt and, in due course, confirmation that the Committee has accepted your submission as formal written evidence