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MP Ethics Committee: Upholding Parliamentary Integrity



  Nov 06, 2023

Parliamentary Ethics Committee: Role and Function in MP Allegations



The Parliamentary Ethics Committee is pivotal in maintaining the sanctity of the House. It’s entrusted with the role of overseeing the ethical conduct of MPs and adjudicating on matters referred to it.


Committee’s Mandate:

The committee examines ethical conduct and can suggest sanctions against MPs. Its findings can have severe implications, including disqualification from Parliament.

Process and Powers: During investigations, the committee can summon MPs, review evidence, and deliberate on the presented facts. It cannot, however, exercise criminal jurisdiction, which is reserved for law enforcement.

Ethics vs. Privilege: While the Ethics Committee handles ethical misconduct, breaches of parliamentary privilege typically fall under the Privileges Committee. The choice between the two depends on the nature of the allegation.

Decision Impact: The committee’s recommendations carry weight and, following debate, can lead to parliamentary action. Its decisions are not just symbolic; they can enforce accountability and set precedents for future conduct.

Transparency and Fairness: Despite its power, the committee must operate transparently and ensure fair treatment of all MPs, respecting their rights to a fair hearing and response to allegations.

In summary, the Ethics Committee is a guardian of parliamentary integrity, ensuring that elected representatives uphold the highest ethical standards.

SRIRAM’s


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