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Debate on Prime Minister's Adviser on Ministers' Interests

18 July 2012

The Backbench Business Committee scheduled a debate on Tuesday 17 July 2012 on a motion relating to the Public Administration Select Committee's recommendation for the Prime Minister's Adviser on Ministers' Interests to be empowered to instigate his own investigations. Chair of the Backbench Business Committee Mr Bernard Jenkin applied to the Backbench Business Committee to request this debate.

The Motion relates to the implementation of the recommendation made by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) in paragraph 44 of its Twenty Second Report of Session 2010-12 , 'The Prime Minister's Adviser on Ministers' Interests: independent or not?'

Motion in the name of Mr Bernard Jenkin

That this House calls on the Government to implement the recommendation made by the Public Administration Select Committee in paragraph 44 of its Twenty-second Report of Session 2010–12, The Prime Minister’s Adviser on Minister' Interests: independent or not?, that the Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests 'should be empowered to instigate his own investigations'; and notes that this motion has been agreed by the Public Administration Select Committee.

This motion was agreed (resolved). 

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Read the report

Public Administration Committee Report: The Prime Minister's adviser on Ministers' interests: independent or not?

How the subject was selected

The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a representation by Mr Bernard Jenkin, Greg Mulholland, Priti Patel and Lindsay Roy on 26 June 2012.

Read an uncorrected transcript of the session where this subject was decided upon:

The subject was first proposed by Mr Bernard Jenkin on 19 June 2012, read an uncorrected transcript of the session:

Backbench Business Committee

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The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the very limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal; demand always outstrips supply. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV

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