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Ministerial Code: Potential Breaches

Volume 696: debated on Thursday 27 May 2021

If his Department will make it its policy to allow publication of the conclusions of recent independent investigations into potential breaches of the ministerial code. (900583)

This week, the Home Secretary said on “The Andrew Marr Show”:

“I think at this stage…this isn’t about breaking codes and things of that nature. We’re all just getting on in government doing very difficult jobs actually.”

Given that the ministerial code sets out an overarching duty on Ministers to comply with the law, does the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster agree that even if a Minister does have a difficult job, they should follow both the ministerial code and obey the law?