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Standing Orders (Public Business)

Volume 817: debated on Monday 10 January 2022

Motion to Approve

Moved by

That the standing orders relating to public business be amended as follows:

Standing Order 21 (Leave of Absence)

After paragraph (7) insert the following new paragraph:

“(7A) The House may refuse or end leave of absence on the application of the Commissioner for Standards or the Conduct Committee, where this is necessary either to enable the Commissioner to conduct an investigation under the Code of Conduct, or to enable the Conduct Committee to impose or recommend the imposition of a sanction on a member of the House.”

Motion agreed.