Committee on Standards and Privileges

10 September 2009 for immediate release Session 2008-09 No.3

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Sir George Young steps down as Chairman of the Committee on Standards and Privileges

Following his appointment by David Cameron as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Sir Gorge Young has announced that he will play no further part in the work of the Committee on Standards and Privileges.

Sir George remains a member of the Committee until he is formally discharged by the House. However, at his own request he will no longer receive Committee papers or the additional salary that is payable to chairmen of select committees.

The Committee will elect a new Chairman in due course.