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Allegations currently under investigation by the Commissioner

The Commissioner looks at evidence that individual MPs may have broken the Rules of Conduct. She will find out the facts and make a decision. The fact that an inquiry is taking place does not mean that the rules have been broken. Once an inquiry has finished the Commissioner decides whether or not an MP has broken the rules. Once she has decided, the Commissioner’s decision and evidence received in the course of her inquiry will be published on one of the following webpages;

  • Allegations the Commissioner has not upheld,
  • Allegations the Commissioner has rectified,
  • Allegations reported to the Standards Committee.

Outside of the information published on her webpages, the Commissioner and her office will not comment on the details of an inquiry. The below table shows the inquiries the Commissioner is conducting, with the oldest case at the top of the table.

The House of Commons Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules can be seen here.

Name of MP Relevant paragraph of the Code of Conduct  Matter under investigation
Rt Hon. Sir Ed Davey MP (25 November 2021) Paragraph 14 of the Code of Conduct Registration and declaration of an interest under the Guide to the Rules
Mr Douglas Ross MP (30 November 2021) Paragraph 14 of the Code of Conduct Registration of an interest under Category 1 of the Guide to the Rules (Employment and earnings]
Mr Adam Afriyie MP (13 January 2022) Paragraph 14 of the Code of Conduct

Registration of interest under Category 7 of the Guide to the Rules [Shareholdings]

Registration of interest under Category 8 of the Guide to the Rules [Miscellaneous]