LegCo delegation visits UK Parliament

Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The delegation of the Legislative Council (LegCo) began its visit to the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) in London yesterday (September 10, London time). 
     The delegation began the first day of visit in the morning with a tour of the Houses of Parliament, followed by receiving a briefing from the Clerk of the Overseas Office of the House of Commons, Mr‍ Matthew Hamlyn, on an overview of the parliamentary system operating in UK.  
     In the afternoon, the delegation met with the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Ms‍ Kathryn Stone, and the Assistant Registrar of Members' Financial Interests, Mr‍ Thomas Balloch, to receive a briefing on the Code of Conduct for Members of the UK Parliament and the role and functions of the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. Delegation members took the opportunity to learn more about how the Commissioner conducts investigation into complaints against Members' conduct and ethics, as well as how the House of Commons follows up on the investigation findings.

After the meeting, the delegation observed the proceedings of a meeting in the Chamber of the House of Commons.
     The delegation will continue its visit to the UK Parliament today (September 11, London time). Delegation members will meet with the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Chairman of Ways and Means, Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord Boswell of Aynho.

Published on: 2018-09-11

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