The Committee on Standards and Privileges has
agreed to the following Report:
COMPLAINT AGAINST MR FRANK ROY
1. We have considered a memorandum by the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Standards relating to a complaint by Mrs M McDonald
of Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, and others, against Mr Frank Roy,
Member for Motherwell and Wishaw. The Commissioner's memorandum
is appended to this Report.
2. We agree with the Commissioner's report. Betting
by Members on the outcome of any parliamentary business brings
discredit on the House.
3. Mr Roy has expressed his regret in the following
I would like to put on
record the sincere regret that I wasn't able to foresee the huge
disappointment felt by some people and outrage felt by some others.
Hindsight is never available when it's really needed, and although
I genuinely felt that I had done nothing wrong, nor had anything
to hide, I do regret the whole episode.
4. On this occasion we recommend that no further
action be taken.