On Friday 13 January, the House of Lords Committee for Privileges and Conduct published the findings of the Lords Commissioner for Standards on a complaint against Lord Avebury.
Committee for Privileges and Conduct: 11th Report of Session 2010–12
The Commissioner investigated an allegation that Lord Avebury had failed to declare relevant interests in the Register of Members Interests. The Commissioner dismissed the complaints, stating that he is 'satisfied that Lord Avebury has complied with the Code of Conduct in relation to registering relevant interests.'
The Committee for Privileges and Conduct therefore conclude that no further action is required.
The Committee for Privileges and Conduct is appointed each session by the House to consider matters relating to parliamentary privilege, and to oversee the operation of the Code of Conduct. Detailed consideration of matters relating to the Code of Conduct is undertaken by the Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct.