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Government Transparency and Accountability

Statement made on 20 December 2019

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Statement

The Government is today publishing a number of documents as part of its ongoing commitment to transparency and accountability:

  • The List of Ministers’ Interests, reflecting the Government as it stood on 5 November 2019, immediately before the dissolution of Parliament. Under the terms of the Ministerial Code, Ministers must ensure that no conflict arises, or could reasonably be perceived to arise, between their Ministerial position and their private interests, financial or otherwise. The List captures those interests relevant to Ministers’ Ministerial responsibilities, and should be read alongside the two Parliamentary Registers. In line with the commitment in the Ministerial Code, a further list reflecting ministerial appointments made since the General Election will be published next year.
  • The Annual Report of the Prime Minister’s Independent Adviser on Interests, Sir Alex Allan, which accompanies the List of Ministers’ Interests.
  • The Annual Report on Special Advisers 2019, in conformance with Section 16(1) of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.

Copies of the List of Ministerial Interests, the Annual Report of the Prime Minister’s Independent Adviser on Interests and the Annual Report on Special Advisers will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses and will be published on GOV.UK.

Further transparency publications will be published in the New Year, in the usual way.

Statement from

Cabinet Office