The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life

investigates breaches of ethical standards by ministers, members of Parliament and persons of trust, and contributes to the improvement of standards of behaviour in public life.

Complaints

You can complain to the Commissioner about unethical behaviour on the part of ministers, members of Parliament or persons of trust.

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Resources

Includes links to relevant legislation and the codes of ethics applicable to ministers, members of Parliament and persons of trust.

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Standards Committee

Parliament’s Standards Committee oversees the activities of the Commissioner. It is chaired by the Speaker of the House.

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UK standards officials visit Malta

UK standards officials visit Malta

Kathryn Stone OBE, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in the United Kingdom, paid an official visit to Malta at the invitation of Malta’s Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, Dr George Hyzler. Ms Stone was accompanied by the Hon. Kate Green MP, chairperson of the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Standards. The visit took...
New code of ethics for persons of trust comes into force

New code of ethics for persons of trust comes into force

Persons of trust became subject to a new code of ethics on 1 March 2019. The Standards in Public Life Act obliges persons of trust – meaning persons who are engaged in the private secretariats of ministers and parliamentary secretaries, and who serve in an advisory, consultative or executive capacity – to abide by the...
Parliamentary Standards Committee holds first meeting

Parliamentary Standards Committee holds first meeting

Parliament’s Standing Committee for Standards in Public Life held its first meeting on 22 January 2019. Dr George Hyzler, Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, was present at the meeting together with Charles Polidano, Director General in the Commissioner’s office. In his opening remarks the Hon. Anġlu Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives and...