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Propriety and Ethics

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Committee on Standards in Public Life

The Committee on Standards in Public Life is an independent committee. It is currently chaired by Sir Christopher Kelly, and was set up in October 1994 to examine concerns about standards of conduct in public office. Its remit was extended in November 1997 to cover the funding of political parties. The Committee is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Cabinet Office reporting to the Prime Minister. The Committee has conducted eleven inquiries. Further information about the work of the Committee and its reports can be obtained from visiting its website at

Links to the Government and other responses to the Committees reports are set out below.