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Consultation on Code of Conduct and Associated Procedures

Purpose of the consultation

Standards of Conduct Committee - Consultation on Code of Conduct and Associated Procedures

 

The Code of Conduct is a document which sets out the standards of behaviour and conduct expected by Members of the Senedd. It has statutory authority under the legislation which established the independent Commissioner for Standards. Members who are found not to have followed what is set out in the Code can be reported to the independent Commissioner for Standards. The Commissioner will consider such complaints, and report to the Standards of Conduct Committee if a complaint is considered to have breached the Code.

 

On the basis of our work so far, we have drafted a revised Code for wider public consultation.

 

In re-drafting the Code we have sought:

 

-to provide greater clarity on the standards that are expected of Members;

 

-to better align with the Dignity and Respect Policy adopted by the Senedd in May 2018.

 

Please email responses to seneddstandards@senedd.wales by Friday 22 January 2021.

 

Providing Written Evidence

 

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.

 

In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

 

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

 

 

Disclosure of information

 

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Standards of Conduct Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1SN

Email: SeneddStandards@senedd.wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565