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The Compliance Officer

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This note sets out the legislative background to the post of Compliance Officer, created in the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. The Officer investigates complaints about the misuse of allowances by Members of Parliament.

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This note sets out the legislative background to the post of Compliance Officer, created in the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. The Officer investigates complaints about the misuse of allowances by Members of Parliament. A review of procedures is underway, conducted by IPSA.

Commons Briefing papers SN05987

Author: Oonagh Gay

Topics: House of Commons, Parliament, Standards

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