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House of Commons Hansard
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16 October 2012
Volume 551
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2. What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on the recall of hon. Members. [122131]

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The Government remain committed to establishing a recall mechanism that is transparent, robust and fair. We are grateful to the Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform for its consideration of our proposals and we are now taking proper time to reflect on its recommendations.

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How does the Minister intend to define “serious wrongdoing” in the legislation?

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As I have noted, we intend to introduce a recall mechanism that is transparent, robust and fair. We have set out two different sets of triggers that apply and we are also working with the powers of the House of Commons on these matters, including the definition of serious wrongdoing.