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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 Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Staff more like this
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, how IPSA measures levels of productivity of its staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 8700 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's Corporate Plan identifies Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and associated targets, each of which is the responsibility of a senior manager. Performance against KPIs is measured and reported monthly to IPSA’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Board and published on IPSA's website. Operational performance targets for the financial year are contained within IPSA's Annual Report and Accounts, which are also published on IPSA's website.</p><p>Further information on IPSA’s performance can be found in the Corporate Plan, available on IPSA’s website.</p><p>Staff capacity, performance and welfare, as well as comprehensive financial management information, are measured and reported monthly to IPSA’s SMT and the Board as part of our KPIs. From this IPSA is able to identify any issues regarding productivity, efficiency or cost and address them accordingly.</p><p>All IPSA employees have performance objectives, which are aligned with IPSA’s Corporate Plan. Employees are managed against their objectives, including through formal quarterly reviews to ensure performance and productivity are satisfactory.<strong></strong></p><p>A staff engagement survey is also undertaken each year, which identifies any issues of concern which may affect staff productivity.</p><p>To ensure IPSA continues to increase both efficiency and productivity it measures performance against our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This activity enables IPSA to identify any issues and put relevant plans in place to ensure that productivity continues to improve.</p>
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
grouped question UIN
8401 more like this
8701 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T17:19:47.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:19:47.223Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker remove filter
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
416835
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 Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Staff more like this
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 increase the productivity of its staff. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 8701 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's Corporate Plan identifies Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and associated targets, each of which is the responsibility of a senior manager. Performance against KPIs is measured and reported monthly to IPSA’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Board and published on IPSA's website. Operational performance targets for the financial year are contained within IPSA's Annual Report and Accounts, which are also published on IPSA's website.</p><p>Further information on IPSA’s performance can be found in the Corporate Plan, available on IPSA’s website.</p><p>Staff capacity, performance and welfare, as well as comprehensive financial management information, are measured and reported monthly to IPSA’s SMT and the Board as part of our KPIs. From this IPSA is able to identify any issues regarding productivity, efficiency or cost and address them accordingly.</p><p>All IPSA employees have performance objectives, which are aligned with IPSA’s Corporate Plan. Employees are managed against their objectives, including through formal quarterly reviews to ensure performance and productivity are satisfactory.<strong></strong></p><p>A staff engagement survey is also undertaken each year, which identifies any issues of concern which may affect staff productivity.</p><p>To ensure IPSA continues to increase both efficiency and productivity it measures performance against our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This activity enables IPSA to identify any issues and put relevant plans in place to ensure that productivity continues to improve.</p>
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
grouped question UIN
8401 more like this
8700 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T17:19:47.38Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:19:47.38Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker remove filter
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
416839
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 Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Standards more like this
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, how IPSA measures how efficient its processes are for hon. Members and their staff to register expenses. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 8401 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's Corporate Plan identifies Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and associated targets, each of which is the responsibility of a senior manager. Performance against KPIs is measured and reported monthly to IPSA’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Board and published on IPSA's website. Operational performance targets for the financial year are contained within IPSA's Annual Report and Accounts, which are also published on IPSA's website.</p><p>Further information on IPSA’s performance can be found in the Corporate Plan, available on IPSA’s website.</p><p>Staff capacity, performance and welfare, as well as comprehensive financial management information, are measured and reported monthly to IPSA’s SMT and the Board as part of our KPIs. From this IPSA is able to identify any issues regarding productivity, efficiency or cost and address them accordingly.</p><p>All IPSA employees have performance objectives, which are aligned with IPSA’s Corporate Plan. Employees are managed against their objectives, including through formal quarterly reviews to ensure performance and productivity are satisfactory.<strong></strong></p><p>A staff engagement survey is also undertaken each year, which identifies any issues of concern which may affect staff productivity.</p><p>To ensure IPSA continues to increase both efficiency and productivity it measures performance against our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This activity enables IPSA to identify any issues and put relevant plans in place to ensure that productivity continues to improve.</p>
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
grouped question UIN
8700 more like this
8701 more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-11-23T17:19:47.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:19:47.317Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell 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 more like this
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 remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
416843
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: Credit Cards more like this
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, in how many instances IPSA has suspended the credit card of an hon. Member. more like this
tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
tabling member printed
Phil Boswell more like this
uin 8405 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’s role is to regulate MPs’ business costs and expenses and to provide assurance that public funds are properly and effectively scrutinised. As a normal part of our operations, IPSA may, on occasion, limit the use of MPs’ payment cards for a short period. This may not necessarily entail a suspension of the card.</p><p>By analysing MPs’ spending against their annual budgets, IPSA uses this routine action as one of various preventative financial controls to limit each MP’s exposure to financial liability and to assist in ensuring their compliance with the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses. Their card use may also be limited in the event of a delay to the monthly reconciliation process.</p><p>In addition, IPSA sometimes makes amendments to an MP’s payment card account, including by limiting the card’s use, at the request of the cardholder, such as when a card is lost or the MP leaves Parliament</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 2015-11-23T17:20:50.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:20:50.633Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker remove filter
tabling member
4388
label Biography information for Philip Boswell more like this
445180
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-15more like thismore than 2016-01-15
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 Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority: Pay more like this
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 the average salary is for employees of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. more like this
tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
tabling member printed
Melanie Onn more like this
uin 22751 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
answer text <p>The average basic salary for IPSA employees in £36,625 and the median figure is £29,652, as at December 2015. IPSA publishes details of salary bands paid to its employees on its website.</p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-25T12:44:09.123Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T12:44:09.123Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker remove filter
tabling member
4464
label Biography information for Melanie Onn more like this
446406
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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: PAYE more like this
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, how many P11D forms for 2014-15 were incorrectly issued by IPSA. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
tabling member printed
Simon Hart more like this
uin 23273 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
answer text <p>As a result of an mail merge error, IPSA issued incorrect P11D forms for 2014-15 to 536 MPs. The correct P11D information for all 650 MPs was sent to HMRC.</p><br /> more like this
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-27T14:16:37.863Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T14:16:37.863Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker remove filter
tabling member
3944
label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
446407
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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: PAYE more like this
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 discussions the Committee has had with IPSA on the reissuing of the P11D forms for hon. Members for 2014-15. more like this
tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
tabling member printed
Simon Hart more like this
uin 23274 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
answer text <p>I have received confirmation from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority that in 2014-15, an error with the mail merge used to create P11Ds resulted in incorrect forms being sent to Members.</p><p>I understand from IPSA that they have taken steps to improve the quality checking process, and that staff will receive additional training in the production of P11Ds. In the longer term, IPSA is planning improvements to its information management systems which should reduce the likelihood of data discrepancies, like the one that led to this incident, occurring.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
grouped question UIN 23276 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-01-27T14:18:34.13Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T14:18:34.13Z
answering member
1493
label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker remove filter
tabling member
3944
label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this