Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests: Remit

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at on 7 September 2023.

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

It is an understatement to observe that the ministerial code has been more honoured in the breach than in the observance during the last few years, and trust in our politics has suffered as a direct result. It has taken the Government two years to respond to the 23rd report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, and they have failed to accept the most important recommendations in it, including increasing the power and transparency of the work of the independent adviser on Ministers’ interests. Why?