At last: Stan­dards in Pub­lic Life Act comes into force on 30 Oc­to­ber

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - NEWS -

The long-awaited Stan­dards in Pub­lic Life Act will come into force on 30 Oc­to­ber, ac­cord­ing to a Le­gal No­tice pub­lished on Fri­day.

Over a year ago, leg­is­la­tors had ap­proved the Stan­dards in Pub­lic Life Act which had been in the pipe­line since the end of 2012. This law, which al­lows the ap­point­ment of a com­mis­sioner, states that a watch­dog will be ap­pointed to in­ves­ti­gate claims of ethic breaches by Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment and peo­ple ap­pointed on a po­si­tion of trust ba­sis in pub­lic ser­vice.

The Labour Party’s Par­lia­men­tary Group had re­cently agreed with Op­po­si­tion Leader Adrian Delia’s pro­posal for Cham­ber of Ad­vo­cates Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Hy­zler to be made Par­lia­men­tary Com­mis­sioner for Stan­dards, the PL said in a state­ment.

Cham­ber of Ad­vo­cates Pres­i­dent Ge­orge Hy­zler

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