The Standards Review Sub-Committee will hold its third evidence session on Tuesday 15 July at 12.45 pm in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House. The Sub-Committee will hear evidence from:
- Dr Ruth Fox, Director and Head of Research, Hansard Society;
- Greg Power, Director, Global Partners and Associates;
- Dr Elizabeth David Barrett, Director for the Study of Corruption and Transparency; Kellogg College, University of Oxford; and
- Dr Melanie Sully, Executive Director, Institute for Go-Governance.
The aims of the inquiry are:
- 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; and
- to provide clarity, certainty and coherence in the rules, guidance and processes (which should in turn improve awareness and compliance).
The Sub-Committee has issued an issues and questions paper ( PDF 395 KB) and invites written submissions by Friday 8 August 2014. It would welcome general reflections, as well as answers to the specific questions posed in that paper.
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