Pay and expenses paid to David Mundell MP and Edward Timpson MP


  1. How much is the Rt Hon Edward Timpson MP paid:

    1. Currently as Minister for Children and Families

    2. Previously as Junior Minister for Children and Families

    3. As on MP when newly elected?

  2. How much is the Rt Hon David Mundell MP paid:

    1. Currently as Secretary of State for Scotland

    2. Previously as Junior Secretary of State for Scotland

    3. As an MP when newly elected as a Westminster MP?

  3. If you have it available, how much was David Mundell paid as an MSP for Dumfries and Galloway constituency at Holyrood in Edinburgh? Otherwise I’d like contact details please.

  4. Office expenses in all the above would also be of interest.


For reference, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) was established in 2010, under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009. IPSA is responsible for paying the salaries of MPs and their staff, and for administering and regulating the system of business costs and expenses available to MPs.

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All MPs, when newly elected, receive a base salary which is paid by IPSA. Following our decision on 16th July 2015, this base salary has been £74,000. You can find the base salary paid to each MP in each financial year on our website.

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10 August 2015
Exemptions Applied:
Section 21