Parliamentary Standards Act 2009
- Type of Bill:
- Government Bill
- Ms Harriet Harman
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
Act of Parliament
|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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