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19 May 2011: IPSA takes on responsibility for MPs' pay

“We welcome today’s announcement that Parliament has given IPSA the responsibility for determining MPs’ pay.

In the past year we have overhauled the MPs’ expenses system, and introduced independent regulation and transparency. We will now do the same for MPs’ pay.

This is a significant step towards restoring public confidence in Parliament and we look forward to addressing the question of what an MP should be paid.

This is not a project we will rush – our approach will be methodical and evidence based. And, of course, we will give the public a voice when tackling this issue.

In due course, we will set out more fully our approach and timeline for this work.”

ENDS