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Committee publish letters of apology from MPs following the Second Report of Session 2021-22

8 September 2021

Following the Second Report of Session 2021-22, the Committee on Standards have now published letters of apology from five Members as part of sanctions outlined in the report.

The newly published correspondence includes five letters of apology to the Lord Chief Justice – one from each of the Members involved in the case. The Committee have also published the replies from the Lord Chief Justice expressing gratitude for the letters.

In addition to this, following the report of the Committee on Standards, Natalie Elphicke MP, Sir Roger Gale MP, and Theresa Villiers MP wrote letters of apology addressed to the Committee, which have also been published. The Committee recommended that Adam Holloway MP and Bob Stewart MP should make their apology to the House by way of personal statement, which they have done.

The letters of apology formed part of a suite of sanctions recommended by the Committee on Standards following a detailed investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and consideration of the case by the Committee. The publication comes as the Government tables a motion to suspend three Members from the House for one day, in line with another recommendation from the Committee resulting from the report.

You can read the newly published correspondence on the Committee on Standards website here.

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