Document 2: Complaint from Steve Aiken OBE MLA

Annex B2

In Confidence

Dr Steve Aiken OBE MLA Leader UUP

Room 216

Parliament Buildings Ballymiscaw

Stormont BT 4 3XX


Dr Melissa McCullough

The Commissioner for Standards, Room 283

Parliament Buildings Stormont


2 Nov 2020


Mr Maolíosa McHugh MLA – Complaint

I wish to formally complain that the above named MLA did breach the code of  conduct as an MLA in that he failed, on at least 3 occasions [Hansard and Minutes refer], as a member of the NI Assembly Finance Committee to declare that he was in receipt of a small Business CoVID support grant, when taking evidence from the   head of the NI Land and Property Service. These breaches occurred whilst he was a sitting member of the committee, held in the Senate Chamber, Stormont. He has indicated, on recorded media interview, that he was aware that his party office was in receipt of this grant.

This is a breach of the duty to fail to register certain financial or other interests.

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