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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.

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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