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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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...
Persons of trust should not comment on matters of political controversy and should treat others with respect

Persons of trust should not comment on matters of political controversy and should treat others with respect

The Commissioner for Standards in Public Life has stated that persons of trust should not comment on matters of political controversy and should treat others with respect. The Standards Commissioner came to this conclusion after considering a complaint from Matthew Caruana Galizia, director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, against Dr Joseph Borg. The complaint...