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 Standards Commissioner about unethical behaviour by ministers, members of Parliament or persons of trust.

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Resources

Case reports and other documents issued by the Commissioner, and the codes of ethics for ministers, MPs 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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Inefficiency is not an excuse for inaction against abuse

Inefficiency is not an excuse for inaction against abuse

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life, Dr George Hyzler, has considered a complaint about a minister who allegedly failed to take action against abusive behaviour by relatives of his. The Commissioner decided that an investigation was not warranted because it was up to the Planning Authority to take action against the abuse in question,...
The practice of MPs in public employment attending parliamentary activities during working hours is being abused

The practice of MPs in public employment attending parliamentary activities during working hours is being abused

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has found that the rules whereby members of Parliament in public sector employment can be released from work to attend parliamentary activities are being abused. The Commissioner came to this conclusion after considering a complaint against opposition MPs who work in the public sector and who allegedly were...
Commissioner’s report on the engagement of Dr Konrad Mizzi as consultant is published

Commissioner’s report on the engagement of Dr Konrad Mizzi as consultant is published

Parliament’s Standing Committee for Standards in Public Life today authorised the publication of a case report on the engagement of the Hon Dr Konrad Mizzi as a consultant. The report was submitted to the Committee by the Commissioner for Standards on 5 October 2020. The case concerns the engagement of Dr Konrad Mizzi as a...