Member in charge: Jeff Cuthbert AM - Chair of the Standards of Conduct Committee
Date of introduction: 25 March 2009
Date of Royal Approval: 9 December 2009
This Measure places the position of the Commissioner for Standards on a statutory basis. It will ensure that the Commissioner is totally independent of the National Assembly and therefore able to investigate complaints against Assembly Members with complete objectivity. It will also provide the Commissioner with powers to enable him or her to investigate complaints rigorously, including the power to require third parties to provide relevant information.
The current Commissioner for Standards, Gerard Elias QC, was appointed on 17 November 2010.
Stage 2 Consideration by the Legislation Committee No 1
Stage 3 & Stage 4 Consideration was in Plenary on 14 October 2009chevron_right