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British Constitution

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the statement of 10 June 2009, Official Report, columns 795-99, on constitutional renewal, what options for sanctions he plans to propose for hon. Members who breach the proposed statutory code of conduct. (280244)

I have been asked to reply.

Clause 9 of the Parliamentary Standards Bill as published creates new criminal offences relating to claims for allowances and Members' financial interests. The House will also retain its current disciplinary powers in relation to misconduct by Members.