This list attempts to capture all instances where an apology has been made on the floor of the House of Commons since 1979Jump to full report >>
This list attempts to capture all instances where an apology has been made on the floor of the House of Commons since 1979.
There are numerous reasons why an MP might apologise to the House. Where an individual has been the subject of an investigation and report by the Committee on Standards (or its predecessors), the Committee may recommend that an apology be made to the House. Instances where the Committee recommends that the Member apologises to the House in writing, through the Committee, are not included in this list.
Other examples include apologies made for disorderly conduct or for the provision of inaccurate information during proceedings.
The Committee on Standards is appointed by the House of Commons to oversee the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. The Committee cannot take on complaints about MPs, these should be directed to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. The Committee on Standard’s webpage has Information about the complaint process on the conduct of an MP.
Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
The role of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is:
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Commons Briefing papers SN03169
Author: Sarah Priddy