Committee on Standards: Cox Report

Part of NHS Long-Term Plan – in the House of Commons at 9:24 pm on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Conservative, North East Somerset 9:24 pm, 7th January 2019

As I understand it, the Standards Committee is appointed by the usual channels and, if it were to appoint people like Jess Phillips and people with a great commitment to ensuring that things are done properly—people of the highest standards and probity—why would we have this problem? Why do we lack confidence in people within this House to do the job for which they are elected and for which they have a mandate from the people? Why do we think we are going to get better people from outside?