Parliamentary Standards Bill second reading

30 June 2009

Jack Straw, Justice Secretary, moved the second reading of the Parliamentary Standards Bill which has, unusually, been planned through all of its parliamentary stages with report and third reading due on 1 July. Usually a Bill is scheduled only one stage ahead.

The Bill will:

  • establish a body corporate known as the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and an officer known as the Commissioner for Parliamentary Investigations, and
  • make provision relating to salaries and allowances for Members of the House of Commons and to their financial interests and conduct.

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