Standards & Privileges Committee
HC 806, Fourth Report of Session 2013-14 - Volume I: Report, Together with Appendices, Formal Minutes and Oral Evidence
- House of Commons - Committee On Standards
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The Report 'Nadine Dorries (HC 806)' 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 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!', an ITV television programme.
Ms Dorries contended that such payments (if any) were made to the company, Averbrook Ltd, of which she is a director, and that she was not required to register income received by the company but only 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 Report 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 in question.
The Committee 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 necessary.
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