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Prime Minister's adviser questioned on Ministerial Code

9 June 2022

The Prime Minister’s Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests, Lord Geidt, appears before the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee to discuss the recent updates to the Ministerial Code, the powers of the Independent Adviser, and the contents of the Independent Adviser’s recent Annual Report.

Witness

Tuesday 14 June 2022, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Rt Hon The Lord Geidt GCB GCVO OBE QSO, Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests

The review of the Independent Adviser’s powers was promised by the Prime Minister following the failure to disclose relevant information during the investigation into funding of the refurbishment of the Prime Minister’s Downing Street flat.

Lord Geidt in his recently published Annual Report noted that there is a “legitimate question” whether the Prime Minister may have breached the Ministerial Code having been issued with a fine.

The session will also examine recommendations from the Committee on Standards in Public Life which have not been implemented, including making the Independent Adviser a statutory role and giving the role powers to initiate investigations into breaches of the Ministerial Code.

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