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The standards of constitutional and personal conduct expected of ministers.

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First published:
1 May 2016
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This provides guidance to ministers, deputy ministers and the Counsel General on how to behave. They are expected to observe the principles of ministerial conduct and the 7 principles of public life:

  • selflessness
  • integrity
  • objectitivity
  • accountability
  • openness
  • honesty
  • leadership