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Members' Interests

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 76703, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to implement Recommendation 9 of the report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on MPs' Outside Interests, published in July 2018.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The Government broadly supports the recommendations contained in the 2018 report. We welcome the fact that the House of Commons has endorsed asking the Standards Committee to consider how to implement the Committee on Standards in Public Life recommendations that Members should be banned from any paid work to provide services as a Parliamentary strategist, adviser or consultant and that outside work should be undertaken only within “reasonable limits.”

As the Prime Minister’s letter on 16 November stated, the House may also wish to consider the wider recommendations of the report, the broad intentions of which the Government supports.

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Cabinet Office
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