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star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Speaker's Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what criteria the IPSA Contingency Panel used to grant uplifts to hon. Members' staffing expenditure budgets in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
unstar this property uin 190930 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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 Andrew McDonald, 3/10/2014 2013:</em></p><blockquote><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about IPSA's Contingency Panel.</p><p>The rules concerning the Contingency Panel are set out at Paragraph 10.12 of the MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses.</p><p>They set out that in relation to each application the Contingency Panel will consider:</p><p>a. whether there are exceptional circumstances warranting additional support;</p><p>b. 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</p><p>c. whether the MP's performance of parliamentary functions will be significantly impaired by a refusal of the claim.</p><p>Given the significant increase in staffing budgets made in 2012/13, we have not provided contingency funding for MPs' staffing expenditure budgets on the basis of increased casework in 2013/14.</p></blockquote>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-06more like thismore than 2014-03-06
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Speaker's Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
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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, what the (a) highest and (b) lowest uplift allocated to hon. Members' staff expenditure budgets was in (i) 2012-13 and (ii) 2013-14 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
unstar this property uin 190931 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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 Andrew McDonald, 3/10/2014 2013:</em></p><blockquote><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about IPSA's Contingency Panel.</p><p>In 2012/13 the highest uplift approved by the Contingency Panel was £13,909 and the lowest was £600.</p><p>In 2013/14 to date, the highest has been £17,900 and the lowest £600.</p><p> </p><p>These figures do not include other uplifts to provide cover for staff on maternity, paternity, adoption and long term sick leave.</p></blockquote><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-18T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
41618
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star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Speaker's Committee for Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
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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, what procurement process was conducted by IPSA in advance of the decision to engage Matrix Chambers to prepare and advise on High Court action in May 2013 in respect of their case against the hon. Member for Peterborough; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
unstar this property uin 190702 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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>Letter from Andrew McDonald, March 2013:</p><blockquote><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the engagement of Matrix Chambers.</p><p> </p>Counsel from Matrix Chambers were identified as one of IPSA's preferred legal Counsel as part of a tender exercise for legal services in 2010. Accordingly, Counsel from Matrix Chambers were instructed by IPSA's solicitors, Addleshaw Goddard LLP, in connection with the matter in March 2013.</blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, how many staff were employed by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) at its London headquarters on 1 June 2010; and of those employees how many are currently employed by IPSA. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
unstar this property uin 195887 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p> </p><p><em>Letter from Paul Hayes, May 2014:</em></p><p> </p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the number of staff employed by IPSA.</p><p> </p><p>The below data include individuals on permanent and fixed-term contracts and on secondment. Data are not available for temporary staff, who in June 2010 made up the majority of our workforce.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Employed by IPSA on 1 June 2010</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>of which still employed</em></p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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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
star this property hansard heading ICT more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many mobile telephones, BlackBerrys and laptops were lost by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
unstar this property uin 204809 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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, July 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 loss of IT equipment.</p><p>In 2013 and 2014 to date, no mobile telephones, BlackBerrys or laptops were lost by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-07-16T12:48:21.9721066Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-16T12:48:21.9721066Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Procurement more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how much and what proportion of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's (IPSA) budget was spent on activities which were contracted out in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12, (d) 2012-13 and (e) 2013-14; and how much and what proportion of IPSA's budget he expects to be contracted out in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
unstar this property uin 205194 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
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> </p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, July 2014:</em></p><p> </p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about contracted out services.</p><p> </p><p>Contracted out expenditure has been interpreted as all third party expenditure and the data are set out in the below table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="6"><p><strong>Costs (£'000)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td colspan="5"><p><strong>Actual</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Forecast</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2009-2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010-2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-2015</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Costs</strong></p></td><td><p>1650</p></td><td><p>3332</p></td><td><p>946</p></td><td><p>1406</p></td><td><p>1646</p></td><td><p>1709.535</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>IPSA's administrative budget</strong></p></td><td><p>4448</p></td><td><p>10394</p></td><td><p>8364</p></td><td><p>7908</p></td><td><p>10152</p></td><td><p>10332</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% of budget related to contracted out services</strong></p></td><td><p>37%</p></td><td><p>32%</p></td><td><p>11%</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T15:52:14.2340324Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T15:52:14.2340324Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many employees of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, broken down by grade, have remained at the same grade since 2010 and in that period received pay rises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
unstar this property uin 205746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p> </p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, July 2014:</em></p><p> </p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about IPSA staffing.</p><p> </p><p>29 of our current employees have worked for IPSA since 2010. Of those 29, 17 have remained at the same grade and received pay rises of 1% in 2012 and 2013.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Grade</p></td><td><p>Number</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>A</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>B</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>C</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>D</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>E</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>F</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-09-12T13:32:41.3994046Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T13:32:41.3994046Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Television more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how much the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority spent on televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
unstar this property uin 207142 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>No such expenditure was incurred by the Committee in either 2013 or the current year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-09-12T12:13:06.4272694Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-12T12:13:06.4272694Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Members: Allowances more like this
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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
unstar this property uin 210218 more like this
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star 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 remove filter
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Members' Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what comparative estimate the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has made of the cost to the public purse of providing accommodation for hon. Members' staff in (a) constituency offices and (b) the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
unstar this property uin 210217 more like this
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star 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 office accommodation for MPs' staff.</p><p>We have not conducted such a comparative estimate.</p><p>Under the <em>MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em>, MPs may choose where to locate their staff, based on how they wish to carry out their parliamentary functions. If an MP chooses to base some or all of his or her staff in the constituency, the costs associated with office rental may be charged to the MP’s Office Costs Expenditure budget (administered and paid for by IPSA). Costs associated with provision of an office on the Parliamentary estate are borne by the House of Commons centrally.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:16:35.158808Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:16:35.158808Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this