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States Members Code of Conduct Panel
States Members have a Code of Conduct that they must stick to.
If someone wants to make a official complaint about the behaviour of a Deputy they write to the Chair of the States Members’ Conduct Panel at the Royal Court, setting out the allegation and enclosing any supporting evidence. If the Chair believes there is a case to be answered, she forms an Investigation Panel, consisting of herself and two other members of the Conduct Panel.
If the Investigation Panel finds that the complaint is justified, but is minor, it will normally give the States Member concerned a caution.
If the Panel decides that the Member should be formally reprimanded, suspended, removed from a particular office or expelled, it reports its findings to the States Assembly and Constitution Committee which, in turn, puts the recommendation to the States for a vote.
The Code of Conduct Panel has a Chair, a Vice-Chair and eight others members who are appointed by the Presiding Officer (the Bailiff) for a five year term.
There are two vacancies. For further information contact the Secretary, Adrian Nicole, on 749513.
Application should be sent to the Secretary to the Bailiff, Royal Court House, St Peter Port or to Bailiff@gov.gg. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.