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Code of Conduct

Inquiry

The Committee on Standards is carrying out a comprehensive and far-reaching inquiry into the operation of the Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament. This is the first stage in a multi-stage process of preparing a new text of the Code, and the associated Guide to the Rules, for approval by the House, which incorporates the Commissioner’s own review of the Code and Guide.The Committee took a range of oral and written evidence, and published its initial report, with proposals for public consultation, on 29 November 2021.

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Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Special Report - Government Response to the Committee’s First, Second and Third Reports of Session 2022–23
Inquiry Code of Conduct
Committees Committee on Standards
HC 709
Special Report
Fourth Report - Review of the Code of Conduct: proposals for consultation
Inquiry Code of Conduct
Committees Committee on Standards
HC 270
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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14 April 2021
Inquiry Code of Conduct
Witnesses Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Leader of the House and Lord President of the Council at House of Commons)
Committees Committee on Standards
Oral Evidence
2 March 2021
Inquiry Code of Conduct
Witnesses Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert (Director at Westminster Abbey Institute)
Committees Committee on Standards
Oral Evidence
12 January 2021
Inquiry Code of Conduct
Witnesses Sir Graham Brady, Patrick Grady, and John Cryer
Committees Committee on Standards
Oral Evidence
COD0038 - Code of Conduct
Witnesses House of Commons
Committees Committee on Standards
Written Evidence
COD0037 - Code of Conduct
Witnesses Professor F D Rose
Committees Committee on Standards
Written Evidence
COD0036 - Code of Conduct
Witnesses Snedd Cymru
Committees Committee on Standards
Written Evidence

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  • Email: standards@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 6615 (general enquiries) / 0207 219 1493 or 07712540141 (Paul Connolly: Media enquiries)