Implications of the Dame Laura Cox report for the House’s standards system: Initial proposals Contents


65.As we have made clear in paragraph 8 above, the specific proposals in this Report represent only a small part of the action the House needs to take in order to make its standards system fit for purpose, following the criticisms in the Cox report. We have much more work to do as a Committee in contributing to this process. However, we believe that those specific proposals are steps in the right direction and can be implemented immediately if the House chooses. We recommend that the Government provide an early opportunity for this Report to be debated, and approval sought from the House for our proposals and the associated Standing Order changes.

Published: 10 December 2018