HC Deb 06 June 1980 vol 985 cc869-70W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which recommendations of the Salmon report on " Standards of Conduct in Public Life 1974 to 1976 ", Cmnd. 5524, have so far been implemented.

Mr. Raison

New police procedures, based on recommendations 33 to 35 of the Royal Commission for receiving and investigating allegations of corruption were introduced in 1978. Action has also been taken on some other recommendations not requiring legislation. The recommendations about local authority procedures relating to conflicts of interest, the role of the ombudsmen, the use of Inland Revenue records and the proposals for amendment and extension of the existing law on the prevention of corruption, are under consideration. Most of these recommendations would require legislation, for which there is not time during the current Session.