Welcome to the website of the Commissioner for Standards. The Commissioner is an independent person appointed by the NI Assembly. Her role is to carry out thorough, fair and transparent investigations into complaints about the behaviour of Ministers and MLAs in relation to their respective codes of conduct and to encourage and promote high ethical standards in public life.

Find out more about the complaints process

Meet the

If you want to make a complaint about the conduct of a Minister or an MLA, you must submit it in writing through the online form, by email or by post.

The Commissioner can only deal with breaches that relate to the Northern Ireland Assembly Code of Conduct or the Ministerial Code of Conduct. She can’t investigate complaints that fall outside of these Codes.

Annual Reports

What's New

Learn more about the Commissioner’s most recent reports, press releases, statistics and documents.

Minsterial Code of Conduct

MLA Code of Conduct