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Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsor:
Ms Harriet Harman
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 190KB 21.07.2009

Latest news on the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 21 July. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament.

Summary of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

The Bill provides for a statutory Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and Commissioner for Parliamentary Investigations. The Authority will be responsible for devising a scheme for Members' allowances and for determining claims. It will also be required to devise rules on Members' financial interests, superseding the current register which is established by Resolution of the House. The Commissioner will investigate allegations of misuse of allowances and breaches of the financial interest rules.

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