Connected parties employed by Aiden Burley


You specifically requested whether “Aidan Burley MP has declared to IPSA or the Parliamentary authorities, any new relationships between him and his staff members since he was elected in May 2010”.


IPSA does hold the information that you request.  Mr Burley has not declared any connected parties among his staff members.

The MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses requires MPs to make a connected party declaration prior to the employment of staff.  MPs are permitted no more than one connected party working as a member of staff at any one time.  A connected party is defined in the following extract from the Scheme:

“3.13  For the purposes of this Scheme, a connected party is defined as:

  1. a spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of the member;

  2. parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the member or of a spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of the member;

  3. a body corporate, a firm or a trust with which the MP is connected as defined in section 252 of the Companies Act 2006.”

Details of registered connected parties for each MP can be found under the Annual Expenditure section of our website.  Please visit the following link for the annualised data for financial year 2010/2011.  We will be publishing the annualised data for 2011/2012 on our website following the end of this financial year. 

We do not hold information relating to declarations made to Parliamentary authorities.

25 March 2012
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