Independent report

Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests: annual report 2010 to 2011

This document provides the report from the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests for 2010 to 2011.



The Prime Minister appoints the Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests. The Independent Adviser 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