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Committee holds evidence session exploring issue reporting

27 October 2014

The Standards Review sub-committee holds an evidence session exploring the way in which standards issues are reported and the views of sitting and former MPs on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Witnesses

Tuesday 28 October 2014, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

A 1.00pm

  • Mr Richard Caborn, Member for Sheffield Central (1983-2010) (Labour)
  • Sir Bob Russell MP, Member for Colchester (Liberal Democrat)
  • Bill Wiggin MP, Member for North Herefordshire (Conservative)

Aims of the inquiry

  • to improve confidence, both among the public and MPs, in the systems for regulating Members’ behaviour, including the Code of Conduct
  • to ensure that the system supports and assists Members in abiding by the Rules, maintaining high ethical standards and embedding the Nolan principles in the culture of the House of Commons
  • to ensure the regime is fit for purpose
  • to ensure the system for dealing with alleged wrong doing is proportionate
    to ensure a fair process
  • to provide clarity, certainty and coherence in the rules, guidance and processes (which should in turn improve awareness and compliance) 

Further information 

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