Ethics in Public Office Bill 2006: First Stage.

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to enable the appointment by the Standards in Public Office Commission of an inquiry officer to carry out a preliminary Inquiry in cases where it is acting of its own initiative and has not received a complaint, for that purpose to amend the Standards in Public Office Act 2001, and provide for related matters.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.