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Business Appointment Rules (2023)


  1. The number of applications made under the Business Appointment Rules by former SCS-level staff members of the House of Commons between 2010 to 2021.
  2. The number of breaches of the Business Appointments Rules made by former SCS-level staff members which were noted and/or investigated by the Clerk of the House between 2014 to 2022.



  1. Some information is held by the House of Commons, regarding your request. In the first instance, please note that any information we may have held on these applications prior to 2014 has been disposed of in line with our retention schedules, and we therefore only hold information relevant to your request from 2014 onwards.
    This said, we can confirm that there was one application made under these rule by a former SCS-level member of staff during the 2016/17 financial year. We hold no details of any other applications of this type made between 2014 and 2021.
  2. This information is held by the House of Commons. We do not hold a record of any breach of these rules by former SCS-level staff in this time.