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. The Commission, through 39 recommendations, urged all political parties to commit to a renewal of parliamentary life in an attempt to reinvigorate representative democracy. 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. It includes an appendix of its recommendations, a summary of some of the debate it sparked within Parliament and then briefly reviews subsequent developments relevant to this area of interest, including a review of its work by the Puttnam Commission.