Navraj Singh Ghaleigh gives evidence to the Committee on Standards in Public Life: Inquiry into Party Political Finance

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Lecturer in Public Law, recently gave evidence to the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the course of its inquiry into party political finance.

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Lecturer in Public Law, recently gave evidence to the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the course of its inquiry into party political finance.

The Committee, which serves to promote high standards of behaviour in the public sphere, met on Monday 1st December in Edinburgh to conduct its fifth public hearing.   Mr Singh Ghaleigh noted in his address, amongst other things, that other than the SNP, the finances of the major parties in Scotland are substantially obscure as they are under no obligation to publicise transfers from, say, the central party to their Scottish units. As such there are large gaps between the incomes in Scotland of the political parties and their expenditure, and the registers of income and expenditure maintained by the Electoral Commission give no indication as to how discrepancies are filled.

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