Sessional Returns Session 1997-98 - Contents


32. Committee on Standards and Privileges

The Committee was nominated on 25 June 1997.

It had 11 Members and held 32 meetings.



MembersMeetings attended

Sheldon, Mr Robert (Chairman)32
Bell, Mr Martin (added, 3.12.97)16
Bottomley, Mr Peter29
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale30
Davies, Mr Quentin (discharged, 22.6.98)20
Foster, Mr Michael (Hastings and Rye)30
Goodlad, Sir Alastair (added, 22.6.98)7
Kennedy, Mr Charles18
Levitt, Mr Tom31
Lewis, Mr Terry25
McIsaac, Shona31
Widdecombe, Miss Ann (discharged, 3.12.97)9
Williams, Mr Alan (Swansea West)13

Overall attendance:  82.7 %

Number of Members added:  2

Number of Members discharged:  2

Turnover of membership during the Session:   18 %

Staff

Committee Clerk: Mr A J Hastings (until 31 October 1997); Mr A Sandall (from 1 November 1997).

Other Committee staff: Mr F J Reid, Second Clerk, Grade 7 (until 31 October 1997); Mrs S A R Davies, Second Clerk, Grade 7 (from 1 November 1997); and Miss L D Hasell, Secretary, Grade 13.

Specialist Advisers during the Session

Mr Nigel Pleming QC.

Witnesses

Oral evidence was given during the Session by the following categories of witnesses:

Number of appearances by:-

Members of Parliament  1

Former Members of Parliament  1

Overseas Visits

None.

UK Visits

None.

Reports and Minutes of Evidence  

  Title

HC No.

(1997-98)

Date of

publication

No. of

pages

Sale price

  Government

  reply


First Report: Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members

30-I

3.7.97

161

£17.00

Not required

Appendices to the Memorandum submitted by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to the Committee: Complaints from Mr Mohamad Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members

30-II

3.7.97

539

£40.00

Not applicable

Minutes of oral hearings conducted by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards: Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members

30-III

3.7.97

218

£19.50

Not applicable

Memoranda of Evidence: Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members

30-IV

24.7.97

29

£6.50

Not applicable

Second Report: Complaint against Mr George Galloway

179

28.7.97

59

£9.70

Not required

Third Report: Complaint against Mr Kenneth Clarke

180

28.7.97

6

£2.55

Not required

Fourth Report: The Register of Members' Interests, Category 4, Sponsorship: A Consultation Paper

181

28.7.97

10

£3.10

Not required

Fifth and Sixth Reports: Complaint against Mr Robert Wareing

182

29.7.97

24

£5.80

Not required

Seventh Report: Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members: Further Report

240

1.8.97

8

£2.55

Not required

Eighth Report: Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members: Second Further Report: Mr Neil Hamilton

261

6.11.97

58

£9.70

Not required

Ninth Report: Public Access to Registers of Interest

437

18.12.97

6

£2.55

Not required

Tenth Report: Complaint against Mr Geoffrey Robinson

488

20.1.98

14

£4.30

Not required

Eleventh Report: Complaint against Mr Howard Flight

489

21.1.98

10

£3.70

Not required

Twelfth Report: Complaint against Sir David Steel

548

11.2.98

13

£4.30

Not required

Thirteenth Report: Appeal Procedures: A Consultative Document

633

24.3.98

36

£8.00

Not required

Fourteenth Report: Complaint against Mr Tony Blair

634

19.3.98

7

£2.55

Not required

Fifteenth Report : Complaint against Mr John Prescott

669

1.4.98

9

£2.60

Not required

Sixteenth Report: Complaint against Mr Stephen Dorrell

735

13.5.98

8

£2.60

Not required

Seventeenth Report: Complaint against Mr Tony Banks

769

3.6.98

11

£3.70

Not required

Eighteenth Report: Complaints against Mr Geoffrey Robinson (No.2)

975

15.7.98

33

£8.00

Not required

Nineteenth Report: Retirement of the Parliamentary Commissioner

1147

12.11.98

15

£4.00

Not required

Twentieth Report: Complaints against Mr Geoffrey Robinson (No.3)

1190

18.11.98

11

£3.70

Not required

Minutes of Evidence: Complaints against Mr Geoffrey Robinson (No.3)

1190-i

2.12.98

5

£2.25

Not applicable

Twenty-first Report: Appeal Procedures

1191

19.11.98

14

£4.30

Not required

Divisions

  Date

Subject

28.10.97

4.11.98


One, on consideration of the question, That the Committee, having heard Mr Hamilton's statement, will take no further evidence and will consider the terms of its report to the House.

Twenty-seven, on consideration of the Chairman's draft Report on Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members: Second Further Report: Mr Neil Hamilton.

Debates

The following Reports were debated in the House:

Sixth Report 1997-98, Complaint against Mr Robert Wareing, was the subject of debate on Thursday 30 October 1997.

First, Seventh and Eighth Reports 1997-98, Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members, were the subject of debate on Monday 17 November 1997.

Evidence

Oral evidence was taken at 2 of the Committee's 32 meetings. On 1 of these occasions evidence was taken wholly in private. The Committee received 132 memoranda, of which 1 came from a Government department and 45 came from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. The Committee published 57 memoranda.*

* Papers submitted to the Committee by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards as appendices to his memoranda are not included in these figures.


  Inquiry

No. of oral evidence sessions

No. of memoranda received

No. of memoranda received from Government departments/

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

No. of memoranda published

No. of memoranda made available in the Record Office for public use and placed in the Library

Complaints from Mr Mohamed Al Fayed, The Guardian and others against 25 Members and former Members.

1

14

0/4

12

0

Complaints against Members of Parliament

1

38

0/29

22

0

The Register of Members' Interests, Category 4, Sponsorship

0

10

0/1

1

0

Public Access to Registers of Interest

0

1

0/1

1

0

Appeal Procedures

0

22

1/2

20

0

Retirement of the Parliamentary Commissioner

0

1

0/1

1

0

Employment Agreements

0

41

0/2

0

0

Other

0

5

0/5

0

0

Total

2

132

1/45

57

0



 
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