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Houses of Parliament

Parliament and the constitution

We look at how well the UK’s constitution underpins the effectiveness of government and how parliament can best hold ministers to account.

The UK’s uncodified constitution shapes the functioning of the key institutions which make up the state – the executive, civil service, legislature, courts and monarchy – and the relationships between them through rules, conventions, norms and practices. Our research, events and commentary examine how the constitution is working through the lens of important government priorities, such as the UK’s departure from the EU and the Covid-19 pandemic.

We work directly with all the UK’s legislatures to explore how their scrutiny of policy and legislation can make ministers and civil servants better at their roles.

Parliamentary Monitor 2021

Parliamentary Monitor draws together data about the UK parliament to explore what parliament does and how effectively it does it

Parliamentary Monitor 2021