List of Ministers’ Interests and Ministerial Code - Commons Urgent Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:35 pm on 25 April 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Conservative 3:35, 25 April 2023

My Lords, we have a code of conduct that governs the behaviour of special advisers, the Civil Service Code and the Ministerial Code. In most other environments, those in authority in organisations have the protection of the whistleblowing Act. Has anybody considered—perhaps my noble friend could ask the independent adviser on ethics to consider it —how we are making good the gap that exists, potentially, where there are not those protections for those in office when one might need to blow the whistle?