Other documents issued by the Standards Commissioner
Documents issued by the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life other than case reports and annual reports are listed in this page. Where available, Maltese-language versions of the documents listed below can be downloaded from the Maltese version of this page.
Statement by the Commissioner on government jobs for backbench MPs
On 5 July 2019 the Standards Commissioner issued a report stating that it was fundamentally wrong for the government to engage backbench MPs as consultants, persons of trust or members of boards. On 11 November 2019 the Principal Permanent Secretary published a response arguing that there was nothing wrong with this practice. In this statement the Commissioner explains why he disagrees with the Principal Permanent Secretary’s views.
Date issued: 22 November 2019 | Language: English and Maltese | Download document
Proposals on constitutional reform
This 138-page report presents detailed proposals for change to the Constitution of Malta. The proposals are aimed at improving standards in public life by strengthening Parliament and the judiciary, reinforcing the principle of merit in appointments, and putting Maltese public administration on a more solid footing. The report includes draft constitutional amendments that are based on these proposals.
The Commissioner for Standards presented this report to the President of Malta in response to his call for public submissions on constitutional change.
Date issued: 30 October 2019 | Language: English | Download document
Guidance note on persons of trust
In Malta the term “person of trust” is commonly understood to mean political appointees. But the term is defined more narrowly in the Standards in Public Life Act. This note is intended to help the reader understand who are persons of trust in Maltese public administration, in terms of both the generally accepted meaning and the definition in the Act.
Date issued: 17 October 2019 | Language: English and Maltese | Download document
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