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Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards - Report
Annual Report 2012-13

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 3 July 2013.


Contents

Foreword

1 Review of the year

Review of the Guide to the Rules

Appointment of lay members to the Committee on Standards

Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL)

2 Looking outward: information and advice

Publication of information about complaints and inquiries

Responding to enquiries from the public

Responding to enquiries from the media

Freedom of Information requests

Relations with other standards bodies

International work and other presentations

Advice to MPs and others

3 Inquiries into MPs' Conduct

The complaints process

Complaints received and accepted for inquiry in 2012-13

Complaints not accepted for inquiry in 2012-13

Suspended inquiries

Resolution of complaints

Complaints resolved in 2012-13

Subject matter of complaints resolved during the year

Time taken to resolve complaints in 2012-13

Reports to the Committee on Standards and Privileges

Complaints rectified

Complaint not upheld

Inquiry closed

Trends in complaints from 2007 to 2013

Frivolous or vexatious complaints

4 Registers of interests for Members, Members' Secretaries and Research Assistants, Journalists and All-Party Groups

Introduction

Register of Members' Financial Interests

Register of Interests of Members' Secretaries and Research Assistants

Recent changes to the rules

Register of All-Party Groups

Proposed changes to the rules on All-Party Groups

Register of Journalists' Interests

Complaints relating to the registration and declaration of interests in the Staff, Journalist and All-Party Group Registers

5 Resourcing the work

6 Looking ahead

Appendix 1: Standing Orders Nos 149 and 150, as amended by the House on 12 March 2012



 
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