Terms and Conditions

Access and acceptable use

This website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. The access and use of the website featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use this website.

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within this site.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting via this website any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, likely to give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any law. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order lawfully requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials on this website.

The Commission will determine, at its discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of the Commission on Parliamentary Reform website.  When a breach of this policy has occurred, the Commission may take such action as it may deem appropriate including: immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site; issuing of a warning to you; legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis resulting from the breach; or disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as the Commission reasonably feel is necessary.

Links to external websites

Links on this website will lead to other websites which are not under our control. We are not responsible for the content of any linked site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Linking to the Commission’s website

The Commission welcomes and encourages other websites to link to any of the pages on its website, provided you do so in a way that does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, and you may not frame the Commission website on any other website.


The Commission’s website and information is provided “as is”, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected (save in line with the Data Protection Act), or that this site or the server that make it available are free of viruses (although we make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production), or represent the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from use or loss of, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.


You may print, copy or download material from this website provided this is done in accordance with the Commission’s Copyright Policy. See document below for information.

Commission on Parliamentary Reform Copyright Licence

Third party and user generated content

User-submitted material (such as users’ comments) on this website is the copyright of its author. By submitting material, users grant this website and the publishers of documents via this service the right to reproduce, edit, publish and broadcast it. This right is non-exclusive, and users are not prevented from reusing their own submitted material elsewhere. Users retain copyright in their work, and may not reproduce other users’ submitted material without their explicit permission.