Clive Betts echoes warning that the new standards regime for local government is not ready

28 June 2012

Clive Betts responds to the letter from Sir Christopher Kelly, Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, to Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, about the revised standards framework for local government.

Commenting on the letter published today from Sir Christopher Kelly to Eric Pickles MP about the revised standards framework for local government, Clive Betts, chair of the Communities and local government Committee at the House of Commons said:

“ I support Sir Christopher Kelly’s request that all local authorities adopt a code of conduct for elected representatives as a matter of urgency.

“ I also support the call he makes for all local authorities to appoint effective, independent local people to provide opinions on cases of misconduct they have to investigate since, without such people in place, the new system will lack credibility and is unlikely to command public confidence.” 


Further information 

Full details of the letter from the committee to the minister are available from the website for the Committee on Standards in Public Life.  

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