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The Puttnam (Hansard Society) Commission: Members Only? Parliament in the Public Eye

Published Monday, December 18, 2006

The Hansard Society Commission on the Communication of Parliamentary Democracy, chaired by Lord Puttnam, published its report in May 2005. The Commission was created to investigate how Parliament communicates with the wider world and how the public perceives Parliament. This Note will provide a summary of the contents of the Puttnam Commission Report along with a sketched backdrop of the factors contributing to the review.

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The Hansard Society Commission on the Communication of Parliamentary Democracy, chaired by Lord Puttnam, published its report in May 2005. The Commission was created to investigate how Parliament communicates with the wider world and how the public perceives Parliament. This Note will provide a summary of the contents of the Puttnam Commission Report along with a sketched backdrop of the factors contributing to the review.

Commons Briefing papers SN04106

Author: Oonagh Gay

Topic: Parliament

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