MPs investigated for expenses


Since 2008 what is the TOTAL number of MPs who have been investigated for mis-claiming Parliamentary Expenses?

What is the TOTAL number that have been prosecuted?

What is the TOTAL number of MPs who have been asked to pay back expenses previously claimed but not prosecuted?


IPSA does not hold the information that you request.

IPSA began operations on 7 May 2010 and does not hold information relating to claims made or processed prior to that date.  Prior to 7 May 2010, the administration of business costs and expenses was the responsibility of the Department of Resources at the House of Commons.  For information relating to claims made prior to 7 May 2010, you may wish to contact the House of Commons FOI team at the following email address:

Investigations that relate to business costs and expenses claimed for since May 2010 via IPSA’s Scheme are the responsibility of the Compliance Officer for IPSA, an office independent of IPSA and, for the purposes of the FOIA, a separate public authority.  Details of the outcome of all investigations undertaken by the Compliance Officer, including details of any repayments requested in relation to expenses previously claimed, are published on the Compliance Officer’s website and may be viewed via this link:

We understand that no investigations conducted by the Compliance Officer for IPSA have resulted in prosecution.

Investigations that relate to claims made prior to May 2010 via the House of Commons Department of Resources are the responsibility of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.  For more information, you may wish to visit the Commissioner’s website via the following link:

4 July 2013
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