SP051202

New Register of Members' Interest
5 December 2002


The revised and updated Register of Members' financial interests will be issued at 12 noon Thursday 5 December.

Sir George Young, Chairman of the Committee on Standards and Privileges and Sir Philip Mawer, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, will be available to the media in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, at 12 noon.

The new Register will help MPs to meet their obligations under the Rules of the House and make it easier for members of the public to see what MPs' registrable interests are.

ENDS.

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Press Enquiries: Any general enquiries about the new Register should be directed initially to the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards (020 7219 0311). Enquiries about an individual Member's entry should be addressed to the office of the Member concerned.

Any requests for interviews with Sir George Young or the Commissioner should be directed to John Stonborough (020 7219 3078) (mobile 07771 893 683), .

The Register of Members' Interests (as at 26 November 2002) is published as HC 131.

From 3.30 pm on the day of publication it can also be accessed via the Parliamentary web site: (select 'index' and then the letter 'R', then Register of Members' Interests).

New web site: www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/standards_and_privileges.cfm