The Prime Minister's Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests
The Cabinet Office has published Sir Philip Mawer's report into the allegations published by the Daily Telegraph on Shahid Malik MP
The Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests is appointed by the Prime Minister of the day with two responsibilities:
- To provide an independent check and source of advice to Government Ministers on the handling of their private interests, in order to avoid conflict between those interests and their Ministerial responsibilities.
- To investigate – when the Prime Minister, advised by the Cabinet Secretary, so decides – allegations that individual Ministers may have breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct.
In carrying out his duties, the Independent Adviser is assisted by staff of the Propriety and Ethics Team in the Cabinet Office.
The Adviser is required to report annually to the Prime Minister on his work. His report is also presented to Parliament.
Sir Philip Mawer has published his first annual report, which reports on his first year in office.
The Prime Minister has published a list of Ministers' interests.
The Adviser can be contacted at:
Sir Philip Mawer,
London SW1A 2AS
(tel. 020 7276 2472)