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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
answering body
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept id 90 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Bob Russell more like this
uin 210218 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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>
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
tabling member
35
label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
106090
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answering body
Members Estimate Committee more like this
answering dept id 91 more like this
answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
tabling member printed
John Mann more like this
uin 213008 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
213009 more like this
213010 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.6410126Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
1387
label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106091
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answering body
Members Estimate Committee more like this
answering dept id 91 more like this
answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
tabling member printed
John Mann more like this
uin 213009 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
213008 more like this
213010 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:56.9066587Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
1387
label Biography information for John Mann more like this
106092
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answering body
Members Estimate Committee more like this
answering dept id 91 more like this
answering dept short name Members Estimate Committee more like this
answering dept sort name Members Estimate Committee more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
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
tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
tabling member printed
John Mann more like this
uin 213010 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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>
answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
answering member printed John Thurso more like this
grouped question UIN
213008 more like this
213009 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T15:11:57.0051776Z
answering member
1399
label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
tabling member
1387
label Biography information for John Mann more like this
176805
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
answering body
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept id 90 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority will consistently differentiate between (a) total staffing and constituency office costs and (b) other claims by hon. Members on its website and in its publications. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Winnick more like this
uin 222672 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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, </em><em>January</em><em> 2015:</em></p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about publication of MPs' business costs and expenses.</p><p>IPSA routinely publishes on our website all costs incurred by MPs and claimed from us. In doing so, we set out to which budget the cost relates; for example, office costs or staffing. In doing so, we set out which budget each cost relates to, whether to the office cost, staffing or other budget.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-03-02T13:45:53.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T13:45:53.01Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
tabling member
316
label Biography information for Mr David Winnick more like this
381778
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
answering body
Leader of the House more like this
answering dept id 34 more like this
answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the payment of allowances to hon. Members who do not take their seats. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 2962 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
answer text <p>The pay and allowances for Members of Parliament are a matter for IPSA. In administering pay and allowances IPSA is bound by both legislation and the resolutions of this House.</p><p>It is established in legislation that that only those MPs who choose to take their seats by swearing the oath are eligible for a salary.</p><p>On 8 February 2006, the House passed a resolution providing financial assistance to parties whose Members have not taken their seats towards expenses &quot;wholly, exclusively and necessarily incurred for the employment of staff and related support to Members designated as that party's spokesmen in relation to the party's representative business.&quot;</p><p>The preference of the Government is that all elected Members should play a full part in the business of the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-06-22T14:14:21.737Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T14:14:21.737Z
answering member
1413
label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
416841
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
answering body
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept id 90 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if IPSA will consult the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body on making its processes more efficient. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 8403 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>The <em>MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em> (‘the Scheme’) is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the rules (and the supporting processes) remain fair and workable. In doing so, IPSA always consult the public, MPs, MPs’ staff and other interested parties, including the Scottish Parliament, whomthe Chief Executive of IPSA, Marcial Boo,met with most recently in August 2015.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T17:16:04.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:16:04.107Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
416840
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
answering body
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept id 90 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what steps IPSA has taken to make its processes more efficient for hon. Members and their staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 8402 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>IPSA provides financial support to enable MPs to perform their parliamentary and constituency work. We aim to do this as efficiently as possible and to minimise the burden on MPs, consistent with our duty to assure the public that all MPs’ business costs are legitimate, supported by evidence and subsequently published.</p><p>IPSA took a number of steps in 2014-15 to achieve this objective. This included expanding the use of the payment card, permitting MPs to use the card for any eligible cost under the <em>MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em> (‘the Scheme’) and providing additional telephone support by opening our phone lines from 10am till 5pm, including over the weekend during the General Election, to ensure that MPs could get help and assistance as and when they needed it.</p><p>IPSA have also provided more training for MPs and their staff on our system and have participated in roadshows and seminars across the country to meet MPs’ staff and explain how our rules and systems operate. IPSA have also held drop-in sessions at Portcullis House for MPs and their staff.</p><p>All these measures have help to reduce the time that MPs and their staff spend making claims. IPSA are now undertaking a more wide-ranging review of both IT and business services to see where further efficiencies can be made, and to continue to improve the support that it provides to MPs and their staff.</p>
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T17:14:40.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:14:40.593Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
416842
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
answering body
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept id 90 more like this
answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what plans IPSA has to measure the average number of working hours spent by hon. Members and their staff per month on registering expenses with IPSA. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 8404 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
answer text <p>IPSA carries out an Annual User Survey which seeks to identify, amongst other measures, the hours per month that MPs and their staff spend making expenses claims. The key findings from these surveys are published on IPSA’s website.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T17:16:36.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:16:36.033Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
861101
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
answering body
Leader of the House more like this
answering dept id 34 more like this
answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
hansard heading Members: Allowances remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Leader of the House, what the cost to the House has been of payments made to hon. Members who have not taken their seats in the House in respect of their Parliamentary duties, in each of the last 10 years. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 132250 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
answer text <p>The amount of representative money paid to Members of Parliament that have not taken their seats is based on the annual percentage increase of the consumer price index as at the previous December. Attached to this answer is a breakdown of the costs over the last 10 years.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-16T10:03:21.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T10:03:21.807Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
attachment
1
file name Representative Money - Sinn Fein.docx more like this
title Breakdown of representative money more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this