Committee on Standards and Privileges

5 February 2008


PRESS NOTICE FROM THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS AND PRIVILEGES

The Committee on Standards and Privileges believes that, by 1 April 2008, the House should have in place, within the framework of the existing Registers, a system for compulsory registration of Members who employ family members in connection with their duties as Members and remunerate them through the Staffing Allowance.

The Committee will be bringing forward proposals as soon as possible for consideration by the House.

NOTES TO EDITORS

1. The Committee on Standards and Privileges will be bringing forward these proposals in pursuance of its responsibilities under Standing Order No. 149 (1) (c), to consider any matter relating to the conduct of Members, and under Standing Order No 149 (1) (b) to review from time to time the form and content of the Register of Members' Interests.