Personal Statement

Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:16 pm on 3rd April 2014.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 12:16 pm, 3rd April 2014

With permission, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal statement in relation to today’s report. The report resulted from an allegation made by John Mann, and the Committee on Standards has dismissed his allegation. The Committee has recommended that I apologise to the House for my attitude to the Commissioner’s inquiries, and I, of course, unreservedly apologise. I fully accept the recommendations of the Committee, and thank it for bringing this matter to an end.

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The Committee on Standards report referred to is available at:

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/c...

Submitted by Richard Taylor