House of Commons - Committee on Standards: Nadine Dorries - HC 806

House of Commons - Committee on Standards: Nadine Dorries - HC 806

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This Report arises from a memorandum from the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards dealing with the conduct of Nadine Dorries in respect of the registration of fees relating to her appearance in qI'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!q, an ITV television programme. Ms Dorries contended that such payments (if any) were made to a company, Averbrook Ltd, of which she is a director, and that she was not required to register income received by the company, but only any remuneration she drew from it. Ms Dorries further contends that as she was not required to register the company's income, she did not have to respond to the Commissioner's requests for information about payments for her media work. The Committee concluded that Ms Dorries must register the details required by the rules. That leaves her initial failure to abide by the Registrar's advice, and her attitude toward the Commissioner's inquiry. It was recommended that Ms Dorries: register all payments in respect of her employment, whether or not they have been channelled through Averbrook Ltd or any other third party; and apologise to the House by way of a Personal Statement. The Committee expects Ms Dorries to consult the Registrar in person about the detail of her Register entry within 21 days of publication of this Report. They will monitor Ms Dorries's compliance and will recommend further action if necessarya€œ that not only the public but Sir Christopher Kellya#39;s committee can have a full understanding of precisely the level of remunerated ... To guide Members in this, the House has agreed that Members should register a range of details about their ... apply in her case because she has not personally received any payment at all in respect of the services she has provided. ... the threshold for this categorya€” which (for individual payments) is 0.1% of the current Parliamentary salary, or Ap 66.

Title:House of Commons - Committee on Standards: Nadine Dorries - HC 806
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee on Standards
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2013-11-11

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