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Review of the Code of Conduct for Members of the States of Deliberation

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States' Assembly & Constitution Committee - P.2020/44

The States are asked to decide:-

Whether after consideration of the policy letter entitled "Review of the Code of Conduct for Members of the States of Deliberation" dated 25th February, 2020, they are of the opinion:-

1. To agree that the position of Commissioner for Standards should be established:

a) to investigate alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct for Members of the States of Deliberation, replacing the States Members' Conduct Panel; and

b) to investigate allegations of abuse of privilege, replacing the Privileges Panel.

2. To agree that the Commissioner for Standards should be made responsible for keeping the operation of the Code of Conduct and its associated procedures under review and for making recommendations for change to the States' Assembly & Constitution Committee as necessary.

3. To direct the preparation of such legislation as may be necessary to give effect to the above decisions and paragraphs 3.6 to 3.8 of the policy letter.

4. To agree the changes to the Code of Conduct for Members of the States of Deliberation, and other procedural recommendations, as detailed in the tables under paragraph 4.2 of the policy letter.

The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications.

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