Posts tagged ‘Committee on Standards in Public Life’

Lords condemn “fast-tracked” parliamentary standards bill

New legislation that would establish outside regulation of MPs and peers has been rushed and not enough consideration has been given to how it will fundamentally change Parliament.

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Continue Reading July 6, 2009 at 2:54 pm 1 comment

New standards body ‘will not affect parliamentary privilege’

The new Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) can be created without provisions affecting privilege, the Justice committee has said.

Continue Reading July 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Parliamentary standards authority “incompatible” with human rights convention

The human rights of Members of Parliament will be compromised by the Parliamentary Standards Bill, which is being rushed through the House of Commons this week.

Continue Reading June 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm Leave a comment

MPs will face criminal charges for expenses fiddles under new legislation

New legislation that will control the behaviour of MPs will introduce new criminal offences, the Leader of the House has announced.

Continue Reading June 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

MPs’ expenses details published on Parliament website

More than one million documents relating to the expenses claims of all 646 MPs have been published.

Continue Reading June 18, 2009 at 3:10 pm Leave a comment

Speaker Martin’s farewell to the Commons: ‘To step aside is human’

Michael Martin made a valedictory address to the House of Commons today. MPs will elect his replacement on Monday.

Continue Reading June 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm Leave a comment

Second home allowance receipts to be published tomorrow

The Members Estimate Committee has announced that printed documents and receipts relating to MPs’ Additional Costs Allowance (ACA), also known as the second homes allowance, will be published online tomorrow.

Continue Reading June 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

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