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106090
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, when it was determined to shred documentation on expenses claims submitted by hon. Members before 2010; and at what committee or decision-making body such a decision was taken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213008 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213009 more like this
213010 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106091
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, which documentation relating to expenses claims submitted by hon. Members in which years have been shredded in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213009 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213008 more like this
213010 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
star this property tabling member
1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106092
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept id 91 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the Members Estimate Committee, when the decision to destroy documentation relating to hon. Members' expenses claims from before 2010 was reported to the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 213010 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons Commission (which was responsible for Members Estimate matters prior to the establishment of the Members Estimate Committee in 2004) agreed at its meeting of 21 October 2002 to implement a retention policy for financial papers, which would entail detailed claims, receipts, invoices and warrants being retained for three years after the end of the year of the transaction. This included documentation relating to Members’ allowances. The policy was incorporated into the Authorised Records Disposal Practice (ARDP) produced by the Parliamentary Archives and made available to Members and staff of both Houses on the parliamentary intranet in 2004. Decisions made by the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee are published on the Parliament website.</p><p>Destruction of these records was paused in 2010 pending the conclusion of police inquiries, but was restarted on the previous basis in 2012 once legal proceedings were concluded. The only documentation destroyed in the last 12 months in relation to Members’ expenses has been background information to support claims, which was no longer needed after the 2010 general election when the House ceased to be responsible for expenses claims. This was done in April 2014.</p><p>While the original financial documents relating to MPs’ expenses were destroyed in compliance with the Authorised Records Disposal Policy (ARDP), more than a million documents and receipts, with some personal information redacted, were published online and subsequently updated. This information remains available on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/members-allowances/house-of-commons/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
213008 more like this
213009 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Z
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1399
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
star this property tabling member
1387
star this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
92880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, on what criteria additional staff allowances other than for staff sickness or maternity leave are given to hon. Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 210218 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, October 2014:</em></p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the criteria for additional staffing expenditure budget.</p><p><em>The MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em> sets out the criteria for contingency funding in Chapter 10. We consider applications for additional funding for staffing or non-staffing costs on a case-by-case basis and take into account the following criteria:</p><ul><li>whether there are exceptional circumstances warranting additional support;</li><li>whether the MP could reasonably have been expected to take any action to avoid the circumstances which gave rise to the expenditure or liability; and</li><li>whether the MP's performance of his or her parliamentary functions would be significantly impaired by a refusal of the claim.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Z
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1493
star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this