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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

Mr Andrew Bridgen MP

(opened 10 February 2022)

Paragraph 12

Paragraph 14

Paid advocacy

Declaration of interests

Mr Chris Philp MP

(opened 31 March 2022)

Paragraph 16

Use of facilities [Parliamentary email address] provided from the public purse

The Rt Hon. Sir Keir Starmer MP
 
(opened 8 June 2022)

Paragraph 14

Registration of interests under Category 1 of the Guide to the Rules (Employment and earnings]

Registration of interests under Category 3 of the Guide to the Rules [Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources]

The Rt Hon. David Lammy MP
 
(opened 16 June 2022*)
 
*originally listed as opened 15 June 2022 in error

Paragraph 14

Registration of interests under Category 1 of the Guide to the Rules [Employment and earnings]

Registration of interests under Category 3 of the Guide to the Rules [Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources]

Registration of interests under Category 4 of the Guide to the Rules [Visits outside the UK]

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

Mr David Warburton MP
 
(opened 21 June 2022)

Paragraph 12

Paragraph 14

Paid advocacy
 
Declaration of an interest
 
Registration of an interest under Category 3 of the Guide to the Rules [Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources]