The Prime Minister appoints the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests. The Independent Adviser, Sir Alex Allan KCB, has 2 responsibilities:
- to provide an independent check and source of advice to government ministers on the handling of their private interests, in order to avoid conflict between those interests and their ministerial responsibilities
- to investigate, when the Prime Minister, advised by the Cabinet Secretary, so decides, allegations that individual ministers may have breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct
Read the 2011 to 2015 report.