Resources on the topic of Constitutional Reform

Business Statements: Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

Lists all Business Statements by the Leader of the House of Commons.

Tue, 25/10/2011

Government Response to Reports on the 2010 General Election

The Government has published two responses to a set of reports on the administration of the 2010 UK Parliamentary General Election.

Wed, 14/09/2011

Electoral Administration Provision

The Government has published a Command Paper which sets out draft legislation on an electoral administration provision for pre-legislative scrutiny. The Government will also be introducing two electoral administration measures that can be achieved through secondary legislation.

Wed, 14/09/2011

Devolution Guidance notes

The devolution guidance notes (DGNs) set out advice on working arrangements between the UK government and the devolved administrations.They are an introduction to the main principles involved in the managing of the devolution settlements, bilateral relations, correspondence, parliamentary business, legislation and concordats.

Tue, 23/08/2011

Draft Electoral Administration Provisions

The draft provisions to extend the electoral timetable for UK Parliament elections.

Wed, 13/07/2011

Individual Electoral Registration Draft Legislation

These proposals outline the Government’s plans to take forward the commitment in the Coalition Agreement to speed up the move to IER and tackle electoral fraud. The current household registration system will be replaced by individual registration.  Every elector will have to register individually and provide identifying information which will be used to verify their entitlement to be included in the electoral register. Only once their entitlement has been verified can a person be added to the register. This will help to restore trust in electoral system.

Thu, 30/06/2011

House of Lords Reform Draft Bill

The Government has published comprehensive proposals for a smaller, reformed House of Lords. The proposals contained in the draft House of the Lords Reform Bill and accompanying White Paper, set out in detail options for how a reformed House could look.

Tue, 17/05/2011

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill - Government response to Lords Constitution Committee Report

The Coalition Government has responded to the Constitution Committee's report on the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill.

Mon, 28/02/2011

Equality Impact Assessment for the PVSC Bill

Equality Impact Assessment for the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill.

Fri, 07/01/2011

First Past the Post and Alternative Vote explained

In elections to the House of Commons, an individual is elected from a Parliamentary constituency to serve as the Member of Parliament. This can be done either by the current voting system known as First Past The Post (FPTP), or by the Alternative Vote (AV) system. This note describes the operation of the two systems.

Mon, 06/09/2010

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