Conduct Committee responds to Transparency International report on corrupt and repressive regimes seeking influence and legitimacy through engagement with UK Parliamentarians

The Conduct Committee has published a response to the recommendations made by Transparency International in its 2018 Report (‘In Whose Interest).

In that report Transparency International, a non-governmental anti-corruption organisation, analysed how corrupt and repressive regimes seek influence and legitimacy through engagement with UK Parliamentarians and made five recommendations:

  1. Review the conduct of parliamentarians;

  2. Protect parliamentarians' independence on overseas visits;

  3. Prohibit parliamentarians from providing advisory services to foreign governments and state institutions;

  4. Better due diligence by parliamentarians; and

  5. Improvement of financial interest disclosure.