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Complaints Statistics 1 April – 30 June 2022

Complaints carried forward from 2021-22

Two complaints were carried over from 2021-22.  One of those complaints was admissible and a report was subsequently submitted to the Standards Committee.  The other complaint was inadmissible as it related to the actions of a Welsh Government Minister.

New complaints

The following Tables give information of complaints received in the first quarter of 2022-23.[1]

Table 1: Complaints received, source and admissibility

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Received 11
% by public 91%
% by Member 0%
% by Clerk of the Senedd 9%
% not admissible 91%
% admissibility not decided by period end 0%


Table 2: Reasons for inadmissibility

Q1 Q2     Q3 Q4 Total
cf   c.f   cf  
1 Not in writing (criterion i) 0
2 Not about conduct of identified Member (criteria ii &iv) 0
3 Anonymous complaint or complaint not sufficiently identified (criterion iii) 0
4 Not within the time allowed (criterion v) 0
5 Insufficient evidence to justify further investigation (criterion vi) 9*

*Of the 11 complaints received one was withdrawn/not pursued and one was admissible.

Table 3: Further explanation of complaints found inadmissible due to insufficient substance to justify further investigation (criterion vi)

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
5a Insufficient evidence 2
5b Standard of service 2
5c Below registration threshold 0
5d About Ministerial conduct 5
5e About conduct in  Siambr 0
5f Expression of opinion 0
5g Other 0


Table 4: Complaints by subject matter

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Conduct on social media 2
Misuse of resources 1
Standard of service 2
Failure to register/declare and interest 0
Outside remit 5
Other conduct 1
TOTAL 11        


[1] For an explanation of the Tables please refer to Section 3 of the Annual Report 2020-21