Committee on Standards and Privileges Press Notice

19 May 2009 Session 2008-09 No.2

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Committee on Standards and Privileges decision on inquiries into allegations against Mr Elliot Morley MP and Mr David Chaytor MP

The Committee on Standards and Privileges has authorised the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards exceptionally to accept the requests made by Mr Elliot Morley MP and Mr David Chaytor MP for him to inquire into the recent allegations against them in the national press.

The Committee has agreed with the Commissioner that he should not proceed with these inquiries until the Metropolitan Police Service, with the Crown Prosecution Service, has completed its consideration of whether criminal inquiries should be instigated into these matters.

ENDS.