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Parliamentary Standards

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2008-09

Last updated: 16 October 2009 at 12:48

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Long title

Make provision establishing a body corporate known as the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and an officer known as the Commissioner for Parliamentary Investigations; to make provision relating to salaries and allowances for members of the House of Commons and to their financial interests and conduct; and for connected purposes.

Summary

The Bill provides for a statutory Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and Commissioner for Parliamentary Investigations. The Authority will be responsible for devising a scheme for Members' allowances and for determining claims. It will also be required to devise rules on Members' financial interests, superseding the current register which is established by Resolution of the House. The Commissioner will investigate allegations of misuse of allowances and breaches of the financial interest rules.

Sponsoring department

Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Ms Harriet Harman
Labour, Camberwell and Peckham

Current version of the Bill

21 July 2009
Commons

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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