The United Kingdom Commissioner for Standards has dismissed a complaint lodged against the director of the Cayman Islands government’s London Office.
In a 27 September letter, Commissioner Paul Kernaghan stated that Lord David Blencathra had not breached the UK Parliamentary Code of Conduct.
The conduct issue arose after The Independent newspaper in the UK ran a story questioning how Lord Blencathra could sit as a peer in the House of Lords, while also holding the post of director of the Cayman Islands Government’s London Office.
A complaint was issued on 17 July by UK Member of Parliament Paul Flynn.
The commissioner dismissed the complaint after finding that Lord Blencathra was “not providing parliamentary advice or services to the Cayman Islands Government Office in the United Kingdom”.
The text of Commissioner Kernaghan’s letter to Lord Blencathra stated that he would submit a full report to the sub-committee on Lords’ Conduct soon.