LORDS

Inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom

The House of Lords Constitution Committee is conducting an inquiry into inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom.

Inquiry status: Call for evidence published.

Written submissions

Written submissions to the inquiry should be submitted online:

The inquiry follows the recent report of the Smith Commission on further devolution to Scotland and the plans for further devolution to Wales and Northern Ireland. The Committee will consider how current inter-governmental relations can be improved, as well as focusing on how Parliament can best scrutinise these arrangements. While the inquiry's focus will be on Scotland, the Committee will also welcome evidence on the UK Government's relations with the Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive.

News

What's on

Date Business
11 February 2015
10:15 am
Subject: Inter-governmental relations in the UK
Witness(es): (at 10.30am) evidence will be heard from Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, and the Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Saltaire, Advocate General for Scotland, on both Scotland in the United Kingdom: An enduring settlement and the inquiry on inter-governmental relations in the UK.
Location: Room 1, Palace of Westminster
11 February 2015
4:45 pm
Subject: Inter-governmental relations in the UK
Witness(es): (at 5.00pm) evidence will be heard from from Rt Hon. Peter Robinson MLA, First Minister of Northern Ireland.
Location: Room 3, Palace of Westminster

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    • Reports and associated evidence - reports and evidence featuring written submissions and corrected oral evidence published at the conclusion of Committee inquiries. Evidence is periodically updated over the course of an inquiry and is not finalised until the relevant Report is published.
    • Uncorrected oral evidence - transcripts of oral evidence not yet approved by the Committee or witnesses.
    • Other oral evidence - corrected transcripts of oral evidence, usually taken for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Evidence - written submissions and corrected oral evidence published for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Responses to Reports - Government Department and European Commission responses to reports.
    • Call for Evidence - request to submit evidence to a Committee inquiry.
    • Correspondence - correspondence received and sent by the Committee excluding ministerial correspondence.
    • Correspondence with Ministers - Ministerial correspondence received and sent by the Committee.
    • Progress of Scrutiny - records the decisions taken by the EU Committee on European documents that have been deposited in Parliament for scrutiny.