To avoid any actual or perceived conflict of interest, the three political members of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (nominated by the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour parties), will not take part in drawing conclusions or formulating the recommendations of the Committee in relation to its ongoing review on the subject of MPs’ outside interests. The conclusions and recommendations will be formed by the independent members of the Committee and the independent Chair.
The political members will, however:
Receive copies of all evidence submitted to the committee. The evidence will be publicly available to anyone through the Committee’s website.
Be available to act as a source of information to the Committee on relevant Parliamentary issues.
Help facilitate any discussions with their political parties which may be appropriate as part of the inquiry.