Committee on Standards in Public Life

From Wikispooks
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Group.png CSPL   TwitterRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) is an advisory non-departmental public body of the UK government, established in 1994 to advise the Prime Minister on ethical standards of public life. The CSPL promotes a code of conduct called the Seven Principles of Public Life, also known as the Nolan principles after the first chairman of the committee, Lord Nolan.[1]


Membership of the CSPL with effect from 1 August 2021 is Lord Evans of Weardale KCB DL (Chair), The Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett DBE MP (Lab), Ewen Fergusson, Dr Jane Martin CBE, Dame Shirley Pearce DBE, Professor Gillian Peele, The Rt Hon Lord Andrew Stunell CBE (Lib Dem) and The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP (Con).[2]

Bullingdon appointee

Ewen Fergusson’s appointment has enraged one former chair of the CSPL. Sir Alistair Graham, who held the role for four years until 2007, said the appointment was a “pathetic” attempt to recruit an old friend of the PM to an independent committee:

“It really is desperate if you have to be a university mate of Boris Johnson to qualify to sit on the committee that is supposed to examine sleaze. I doubt that the experience of the Bullingdon would provide any of the right qualifications. It seems like a completely inappropriate appointment."[3]

104 pounds thermometer.png
On 1 July 2021 crowdfunding covered our webhosting bill for the first time ever! Many Thanks to all 23 of our patrons whose generosity keeps this site running!


Wikipedia.png This page imported content from Wikipedia on 16 July 2021.
Wikipedia is not affiliated with Wikispooks.   Original page source here