And a spokesman for the Nolan committee said last night that they would be turning their attention to other local authorities:
'Currently we are concentrating on MPs' interests and appointments to quangos. But we certainly will look at local government in due course'.
'It may well be that local government forms the core of our second report, due to get under way later in the year once the committee has met its six month deadline for its initial report,' the spokesman said, reports The Post.
And a Birmingham Conservative has called for a register of interests to be set up for civic officials to declare any gains they made or gifts they receive in the course of their public duties.
The spokesman for the Nolan commission invited submissions on the proposal:
'The suggestion of a register of councillors' interests based on the parliamentary model is just the sort of thing we will be wanting to receive submissions on'.