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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Lease of private hotel as home for elderly does not represent abuse of power

Lease of private hotel as home for elderly does not represent abuse of power

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has concluded that the government’s decision to lease the Downtown Hotel in Rabat, Gozo, for use as a home for the elderly did not represent an abuse of power or a breach of ethics. The hotel was leased in 2020 as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic....
Standards Commissioner issues guidelines on government advertising for public consultation purposes

Standards Commissioner issues guidelines on government advertising for public consultation purposes

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued draft guidelines to regulate advertising and promotional material by the government and public entities. The guidelines are intended to ensure that ministers do not spend public funds on personal or political publicity. These guidelines do not represent new rules. They indicate how the Commissioner intends to...
Commissioner for Standards issues annual report for 2020

Commissioner for Standards issues annual report for 2020

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has issued an annual report covering his second full year of operations. He presented the final version of the report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who laid it before the House today. The report outlines the role of the Commissioner for Standards as set out...