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Research Papers 2014

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Committee on Standards and Privileges research papers published in 2014. Links to the report text are available from each of the reports listed.

  • Rules on the receipt of gifts and hospitality

    Reference: 69/14 - Date: 04/06/2014

    This paper sets out the position on the receipt of gifts and hospitality in other legislatures, the Judiciary and the Civil Service. The Assembly’s Committee on Standards and Privileges commissioned this paper to inform its review of the Assembly’s Code of Conduct. As part of this review, the Committee is considering issues raised in a report by the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO).

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  • Codes of Conduct, contempt and developments in relation to the rules on Members’ Interests in UK legislatures

    Reference: 70/14 - Date: 05/02/2014

    This briefing paper has been prepared for the Committee on Standards and Privileges to inform its review of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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  • Accountability systems for legislators’ staff and guidance on sanctions for misconduct

    Reference: 71/14 - Date: 29/01/2014

    The Committee on Standards and Privileges asked for this paper as part of its ongoing review of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Code of Conduct.

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  • Developments related to lobbying in the UK and Ireland

    Date: 22/01/2014

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