Reports on complaints

When the Commissioner conducts an investigation into a member, he reports his findings to the Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct. The Sub-Committee reports in turn to the Committee for Privileges and Conduct, recommending a sanction where necessary if the Commissoner finds that a member has breached the Code of Conduct.

The Committee for Privileges and Conduct hears any appeal against a finding of breach of the sanction recommended. The Committee for Privileges and Conduct reports to the House, and appends to its report the report of the Commissioner. It is only when the Committee for Privileges and Conduct has published its report that the Commissioner's report becomes public. Until then information on his investigations remains confidential.

Report on the conduct of Lord Redesdale

In the Commissioner's report on the conduct of Lord Redesdale he states that, because of its length, the complaint which prompted the Commissioner's investigation would be published online rather than as an appendix to his report. The complaint, which is in three parts, can be found here:

The report on the case of the Committee for Privileges and Conduct, which contains the report of the Commissioner for Standards, can be found here:

Report on the conduct of Lord Hamilton of Epsom

The Commissioner for Standards has investigated a complaint into the conduct of Lord Hamilton of Epsom. He submitted his report to the Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct on 1 March 2012. The Commissioner found that Lord Hamilton was in breach of the Code of Conduct by failing to declare a relevant interest during a debate. Lord Hamilton accepted that he was in breach and his letter of apology to the chairman of the Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct is appended to the commissioner's report. The Committee for Privileges and Conduct has agreed that the commissioner's report should be published here (4 April 2012).