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Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards: 2022-23 Annual Report

The Commissioner's Annual Report for 2022-23 has been published and can be read here.

Notes for Editors

The current framework for Parliamentary Standards dates from 1995, when the first Commissioner was appointed. Daniel Greenberg CB is the seventh Commissioner. He was appointed for five years with effect from 1 January 2023. The appointment is not renewable.


The Commissioner's main duties are:

  • to maintain the Register of Members' Financial Interests and the other registers of interests for Members' staff, journalists and All-Party Groups;
  • to provide advice confidentially on matters relating to the registration and declaration of interests;
  • to advise the Committee on Standards on the interpretation of the Code of Conduct;
  • to monitor the operation of the Code of Conduct and registers and to make recommendations to the Committee thereon;
  • to investigate, if he thinks fit, specific matters which have come to his attention relating to the conduct of Members and to report on them to the Committee on Standards; and
  • to consider cases arising under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme. The Commissioner's remit was extended on 19 July 2018 to allow him to oversee investigations and make findings in cases against MPs under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS).

Details of the ICGS scheme can be found here.

Details of the Independent Expert Panel can be found here.

The Commissioner's remit does not extend to the House of Lords. Information about the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards can be found here.

Complaints about the misuse of the scheme for parliamentary expenses since May 2010 are a matter for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. Information about their Compliance Officer is here.

Memoranda on individual cases investigated by the Commissioner during the year were published as appendices to Reports of the Committee on Standards.

Details of cases concluded via the rectification process since 2008 can be found here.

Details of cases not upheld, where no memorandum was sent to the Committee since 2008, can be found here.

A description of the process for investigating complaints can be found here. See also the Procedural Protocol in respect of the Code of Conduct, HC 1084.

The latest edition of the Register of Members' Financial Interests can be found here.

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