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House of Commons Hansard
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Councillors: Codes of Practice
23 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the secondary legislation required to bring into force the new councillor code of conduct will not be considered in accordance with the originally planned timetable. [323161]

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The priorities for Government at this time are the economy and actions to support a sustainable recovery. We must make the best use of parliamentary time and, while I recognise the importance of conduct matters, there is a robust code of conduct for local authority members already in place which is being used very successfully by local authority members and conduct regime practitioners.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance the Standards Board for England has issued to local authorities on the employment of external investigators to conduct investigations into alleged breaches of the code of conduct for councillors. [323162]

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General guidance on the delegation of investigations is included in the ‘Local investigations guidance’ issued by the Standards Board for England, and specific guidance on outsourcing investigations to another organisation or individual is included in their guidance ‘How to conduct an investigation guide’. Both sets of guidance are available on the Standards Board's website at:

http://www.standardsforengland.gov.uk/Media/Local%20investigations%20and%20other%20action.pdf

and

http://www.standardsforengland.gov.uk/media/How%20to%20conduct%20and%20investigation.pdf