Following a request from the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in October 2010, the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies will engage over the next five years in a major project revolving around the concept of a codified UK constitution. Work will be overseen by an overall expert steering committee; and a series of specialist subject committees dealing with different aspects of constitutional codification.
The project involves drawing together and assessing different research already conducted in the field; carrying out fresh research; producing written output such as reports and briefing papers; and disseminating through media promotion and events such as conferences.
The programme is consciously operating against the timetable of the lead-up to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, in June 2015 (shortly after the most likely date of the next General Election).
A series of papers assessing the existing UK constitutional settlement, the prospects for codification and providing an international historical perspective.
A proposed process for the development of UK constiution and a draft enabling bill.
A draft constitution for the UK.
A broad dissemination programme through which the Centre would act as a convenor for various civil society groups and other actors with an interest in establishing a codified UK constitution.