Please provide a copy of the job description and person specification for the role of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

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Michael Barnbrook

Dear House of Commons,

Please provide a copy of the job description and person specification for the role of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

Please provide a copy of the procedure for making a complaint against the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Barnbrook,

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Dear Mr Barnbrook,

 

 

Freedom of Information request F17-136

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You asked two
questions about the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards (PCS), which
we have sought to answer below.

 

1)  Please provide a copy of the job description and person specification
for the role of Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

 

Some information is held by the House of Commons. The House holds an
“Appointment Brief” which describes the role and provides a person
specification. This was created when the Parliamentary Commissioner for
Standards post was advertised in 2012. The relevant parts of this brief
are attached.

 

Additionally, it may be helpful to know that the Commission’s report on
the appointment of Kathryn Hudson as the Parliamentary Commissioner for
Standards in January 2013 is available on the Parliament website here:

[1]http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commo...

 

Further information about the Commissioner’s role and remit can be found
on the Parliament website here:

[2]http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-o...

 

2)  Please provide a copy of the procedure for making a complaint against
the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

 

This information is not held by the House of Commons.

 

There is no procedure for making a complaint against the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards. Complaints about the conduct of the
Commissioner’s staff should be sent to the Commissioner at
[3][email address] or to the following address:

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

 

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards is appointed by a resolution
of the House of Commons, for a fixed term of 5 years, and is an
independent officer of the House. It is for the Commissioner to decide
whether to begin an inquiry into the allegations she receives and how to
conduct each inquiry (subject to the procedures approved by the House of
Commons).

 

On occasion, complaints have been sent to the Committee on Standards. The
Committee on Standards oversees the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards. It also adjudicates when she submits reports to them
concerning the outcome of investigations. The Committee may not instruct
the Commissioner to begin an inquiry into any particular allegation,
although in certain circumstances she must consult the Committee if she
wishes to begin an inquiry. For example, the Commissioner must consult the
Committee first if she wishes to begin an inquiry into the conduct of a
former MP.

 

Further information about the work of the Committee on Standards is
available here:
[4]http://www.parliament.uk/business/commit...

 

 

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[6]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lauren

 

 

Lauren Puckey | IRIS Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

Tel: 0207 219 4025 | Text Relay: 18001 219 4025 | Fifth Floor, 14 Tothill
St, London SW1H 9NB

 

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