Managing MPs’ visits
Members of Parliament (MPs) may visit agencies from time to time as the representative of a constituent in their electorate. In the lead-up to a general election, MPs may request visits to agency premises for other reasons. MPs may also make requests for agency staff to attend a political event to provide their expertise.
While it is appropriate to refer an MP’s request to visit an agency to the Minister, the agency’s chief executive must consider any risks to political neutrality. They can decline a request if the proposed visit is likely to breach political neutrality or if a request is otherwise considered inappropriate for the agency.