As the National Archive releases papers on the Committee's establishment, Lord Evans reflects on the past 25 years of ethical standards and the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
Lord Jonathan Evans
As new MPs take their seats in Parliament, Lord Evans reflects on the importance of the Nolan principles in supporting high standards of behaviour and building trust in politicians.
Lord Jonathan Evans reflects on 25 years of the Committee on Standards in Public Life. The Seven Principles of Public Life have codified ethical standards across many areas of public life and continue to be relevant today.
As the polarisation of politics becomes increasingly acute, Jonathan Evans calls on political parties to provide strong ethical leadership to address the tide of abuse and intimidation in public life that risks demeaning our political culture.
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About the Committee on Standards in Public Life
The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) is an independent advisory non-departmental public body that advises the Prime Minister on ethical standards across the whole of public life in the UK. It monitors and reports on issues relating to the standards of conduct of all public office holders.