MPs' involved in criminal or civil legal cases and amounts claimed since Jan 2015
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) was created by Parliament under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 to independently oversee and regulate MPs’ expenses. IPSA has two main roles: regulating the business costs and expenses system for MPs and administering and paying MPs’ expenses, pay and pensions.
We publish details of all claims for business costs and expenses claimed by MPs on our publication website: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/. You can use this site to search for details of all claims made by MPs since 1 January 2015. The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means is not subject to release. Therefore, as the information you have requested is already available on our website, it is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means).
IPSA does not hold any information relating to civil or criminal offences MPs have been charged with or whether MPs are defendants in court cases. IPSA does not hold any information relating to the House of Lords. For Freedom of Information requests relating to the House of Lords, you will need to contact the House of Lords Administration. You can contact their FOI team at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to House of Lords Information Office, London SW1A 0PW.
Further, responsibility for the MPs’ Code of Conduct and the Register of Financial Interest lies with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. You can find contact details for the Parliamentary Commissioner at the following address: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/standards-and-interests/pcfs/.
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- 25 February 2016
- GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
- Exemptions Applied: