Neill Committee (Ministers and Special Advisers)

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 7:53 pm on 3rd July 2000.

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Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan Conservative, Blaby 7:53 pm, 3rd July 2000

I can see the Minister's embarrassment from this side of the Chamber. Will he confirm that the Select Committee on Standards and Privileges has no role in commenting on, or enforcing, the ministerial code of conduct? That code is the responsibility of the Prime Minister. I am sorry to embarrass the hon. Gentleman because I think that he is a decent person. The ministerial code has been blatantly flouted and the Prime Minister is taking no action whatsoever.