Democracy and the Constitution APPG

First Registered: 21/04/2021 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To disseminate knowledge, generate debate, and facilitate engagement on democratic and constitutional issues amongst members of both houses of Parliament and the public.

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Recent Documents related to Democracy and the Constitution

1. NHS Constitution for England
01/01/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Guidance NHS Constitution for England The principles and values of the NHS

2. Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England
28/10/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England - GOV.UK

3. Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England
28/10/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England - GOV.UK

4. Change constitution by enactment (CC05)
24/06/2020 - Companies House
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Found: withSection 31 of the Companies Act 2006. Change of constitution by enactmentWhat this form is for You may use

5. Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020: government response to the Constitution Select Committee report
19/06/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: response to the Constitution Select Committee report Government response to the Constitution Select Committee

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Democracy and the Constitution

1. Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights Commission
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: committed to looking at the broader aspects of the constitution and the relationship between the Government - Speech Link
2: said:“In our first year we will set up a Constitution, Democracy & Rights Commission.” This was confirmed - Speech Link
3: referendums should be used in our parliamentary democracy, perhaps by following some of the recommendations - Speech Link

2. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission: Civil Society
14/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission has to engage with - Speech Link
2: commission will examine the broader aspects of the constitution in depth and develop proposals to restore trust - Speech Link
3: many special privileges and perks in the UK constitution. For example, the corporation has the unique - Speech Link

3. House of Lords and Machinery of Government: Consultation on Changes
15/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: (2) to await the outcome of the proposed Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission to inform, changes - Speech Link
2: form and scope of the commission on the constitution, democracy and rights. We will consult Select Committees - Speech Link
3: also need to look at the broader aspects of our constitution: the relationship between the Government, Parliament - Speech Link

4. Referendums
13/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: House on the use of referendums in the British constitution because it is a very important issue. I know - Speech Link
2: the context of representative democracy. In a representative democracy, electors choose those who will - Speech Link
3: principle. If you look at different systems of democracy around the world, some are excellent with referendums - Speech Link

5. Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010
29/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: jettison their manifesto commitment to a constitution, democracy and rights commission, where these issues - Speech Link
2: form and scope of the commission on the constitution, democracy and rights. However, we will consult Select - Speech Link
3: in July 2019, the Government responded to the Constitution Committee’s report, Parliamentary Scrutiny of - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Democracy and the Constitution
1. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Dan Jarvis
20/05/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure reviews remain independent; and how review topics will be selected.

2. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Dan Jarvis
20/05/2021
... Democracy and Rights Commission.

3. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Emily Thornberry
14/12/2021
... Democracy and Rights Commission.

4. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Wendy Chamberlain
03/09/2020
... Democracy and Human Rights.

5. Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
asked by: Wendy Chamberlain
13/07/2020
... Democracy and Human Rights.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Geraint Davies Portrait
Geraint Davies
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Garnier Portrait
Lord Garnier
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
1 APPG Membership
Human Rights
Daisy Cooper Portrait
Daisy Cooper
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - St Albans
Joined: 21st April 2021
John Nicolson Portrait
John Nicolson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 21st April 2021
Dawn Butler Portrait
Dawn Butler
Vice Chair
Labour - Brent Central
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Geraint Davies MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7166.

Email: geraint.davies.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sam Fowles, Institute for Constitutional and Democratic Research, Cornerstone Barristers, 2-3 Gray’s Inn Square, London WC1R 5JH. Tel: 020 7242 4986

Email: sfowles@icdr.co.uk

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