Labour MPs have asked for an investigation by the Speaker into leaks from the Standards in Public Life Parliamentary Committee.
In a statement on Thursday, Labour MPs Edward Zammit Lewis and Glen Bedingfield lamented that a report issued by Standards Commissioner George Hyzler had been leaked.
Reports are supposed to remain secret until they are discussed by the committee when the Commissioner, it was argued.
The statement was referring to a Newsbook article published on Thursday morning, which stated that a report by the Standards Commissioner found minister Carmelo Abela in breach of ethical standards by using public funds to pay for newspaper adverts promoting himself.
The Labour MPs noted that journalists have every right to seek information, and it is those who leaked the report who are in the wrong.