The Committee on Standards
The Committee on Standards is appointed by the House
of Commons to oversee the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards; to examine the arrangements proposed by the Commissioner
for the compilation, maintenance and accessibility of the Register
of Members' Interests and any other registers of interest established
by the House; to review from time to time the form and content
of those registers; to consider any specific complaints made in
relation to the registering or declaring of interests referred
to it by the Commissioner; to consider any matter relating to
the conduct of Members, including specific complaints in relation
to alleged breaches in the Code of Conduct which have been drawn
to the Committee's attention by the Commissioner; and to recommend
any modifications to the Code of Conduct as may from time to time
appear to be necessary.
Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP (Labour, Rother Valley)
Sir Paul Beresford MP (Conservative, Mole Valley)
Mr Christopher Chope MP (Conservative, Christchurch)
Mr Geoffrey Cox MP (Conservative, Tonbridge and
Sharon Darcy (Lay Member)
Mr Dominic Grieve MP (Conservative, Beaconsfield)
Mr Peter Jinman (Lay Member)
Mr Walter Rader (Lay Member)
Tommy Sheppard MP (SNP, Edinburgh East)
Jo Stevens MP (Labour, Cardiff Central)
The constitution and powers of the Committee are
set out in Standing Order No. 149. In particular, the Committee
has power to order the attendance of any Member of Parliament
before the committee and to require that specific documents or
records in the possession of a Member relating to its inquiries,
or to the inquiries of the Commissioner, be laid before the Committee.
The Committee has power to refuse to allow its public proceedings
to be broadcast. The Law Officers, if they are Members of Parliament,
may attend and take part in the Committee's proceedings, but may
Committee reports are published on the Committee's
website at www.parliament.uk/standards and by The Stationary Office
by Order of the House.
Evidence relating to this report is published on
the Committee's website at www.parliament.uk/standards.
The current staff of the Committee are Eve Samson
(Clerk), Katya Cassidy and Jennifer Burch (Second Clerks), and
Cecilia Santi O Desanti (Committee Assistant).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk
of the Committee on Standards, Journal Office, House of Commons,
London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is
020 7219 6615; the Committee's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.