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Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Inquiry launched on 8 July 2015.
This inquiry focuses on the proposal in the EU Referendum Bill to disapply the Section 125 of the Political Parties and Referendum Act 2000 (PPERA 2000) which sets out the statutory rules which apply to the 28 day purdah period in the run up to the Referendum. The inquiry also assesses the impact of this proposal on the impartiality of the civil service during this period.
Evidence given by Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service; Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and John Penrose MP, Minister for Constitutional Reform, Cabinet Office (at 10.15am).
Evidence given by Lord Bew, Chair, Committee on Standards in Public Life; Bob Posner, Director of Party and Election Finance, and Tom Hawthorn, Head of Policy, Electoral Commission (at 10.15am).
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee takes evidence