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Local News 07 May, 2021 Follow News

Hon. Premier Wayne Panton

In related news, Hon. Premier Wayne Panton has committed to seeing through the codes of conduct for Cabinet members alongside a similar set of ethics rules and guidelines for parliamentarians.

Addressing the issue during his government’s first press conference last week, Premier Panton said both codes were being prepared for implementation.

He recalled his efforts at the forefront of moves dating back over five years ago as a minister and legislator to have them instituted.

“Ironically, that's something that I had sort of worked on and had in fairly final form five years ago. It had never been taken up but I think it probably needs some tweaking now but I think we can move ahead.”

Mr Panton said he had already indicated to HE Governor Martyn Roper and Hon. Speaker McKeeva Bush that having both codes enacted is a priority for his government.

“I have given the Governor the indication that it's a priority for us to move forward with and have that adopted by the Cabinet. I have also had a conversation with the Speaker indicating to him in relation to Parliament.”

While the process for establishing the Cabinet code of conduct might be easier to achieve, Mr Panton said he was equally committed to seeing the Parliamentary code in place as well.

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