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THE ARB IS FAILING TO PRACTICE WHAT IT PREACHES

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LETTERS

Standard One of the ARB Code of Conduct states: 'Architects should at all times act with integrity.' By promoting the policy of the board, and fining individuals for taking a principled stance against it, the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) has failed to reflect the standards required of us when carrying out its duties as an independent tribunal. The ARB has used the Code of Conduct as a mechanism for giving itself additional powers over those on the register. The code is meant to establish standards, not make law.

The separation of powers between executive, legislative and judiciary is the fundamental legal protection citizens have over the power of the state. The PCC has shamed itself by acting as the ARB's enforcer. This, the unfettered power of the ARB, is the real issue facing the profession at the coming election.

Mark Benzie, Abingdon To follow the continuing debate over the future of the ARB, visit www. ajplus. co. uk/arb

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