Committee will next meet on 8 June 2020 (virtual, private meeting).
on future Committee meetings and business will be taken in due course. Information
will be provided via the Committee’s webpage.
Committee has started to take evidence on its Review into the Code of Conduct.
Committee has undertaken a review on Dual Reporting and will be publishing its
Last updated: 22 May 2020
Committee was established on 28 June 2016 to carry out the functions of the
responsible committee set out in Standing Order 22. These include:
investigation of complaints referred to it by the Standards Commissioner;
of any matters of principle relating to the conduct of Members;
for the Register of Members’ interests and other relevant public records
determined by Standing Orders.
Documents relevant to the
work of the Committee
of Conduct for Members of the Senedd and associated documents
The purpose of the Code
of Conduct (May 2016) is to provide guidance for all Members of the Senedd
on the standards of conduct expected of them in the discharge of their Senedd
and public duties, and to provide the openness and accountability necessary to
reinforce public confidence in the way in which Members of the Senedd perform their
Senedd and public duties. Along with the Code, there are a number of associated
documents to assist Members in the discharge of their duties.
and Respect Policy
The National Assembly for
Wales adopted a dignity
and respect policy and associated
guidance on 16 May 2018.
National Assembly for Wales Commissioner for Standards Measure 2009
The Measure enables
the Senedd to appoint a Commissioner for Standards, who is an independent
person appointed to provide advice and assistance on any matters of principle
relating to the conduct of Members of the Senedd.
meeting transcripts after 1 November 2017
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Creating the Right Culture: Dignity
and Respect Policy
Commissioner for Standards
Senedd Commissioner for Standards is an independent person appointed by the
Senedd to provide advice and assistance on any matters of principle relating to
the conduct of Members of the Senedd. The National Assembly for Wales approved
the appointment of Douglas Bain CBE TD as acting Commissioner of Standards on
13 November 2019.
Work Completed by the
Standards of Conduct Committee
Standing Order 22.4A, the Senedd must elect an alternate member from the same
political group for each member of the responsible committee, for the purposes
of Standing Order 22.5.
Order 22.5 states that where a member of the responsible committee is subject
to, or otherwise directly connected with, a complaint under Standing Order 22.2(i),
he or she may take no part in any consideration if the complaint by the
responsible committee. In such circumstances and in relation solely to the
consideration of the complaint received, that member may be replaced by his or
her alternate member elected in accordance with Standing Order 22.4A. the
alternate member may participate in the meetings of the responsible committee
to consider the complaint as if he or she were a member of it.
alternate members are:
Griffiths MS for Jayne Bryant MS
Millar MS for Andrew RT Davies MS
Gruffydd MS for Rhun ap Iorwerth MS
Jones MS for David J Rowlands MS
Committee agreed (6 November 2018) that Andrew RT Davies MS be elected to act
as temporary Chair in accordance with paragraph 10.2 of the complaints