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Cost of publishing MPs' staff salaries
FOI058
Disclosure Date:1 Sep 2010
Categories: IPSA - FINANCIAL
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Under the FOIA, I would like to request that information concerning the cost of publishing MPs' staff salaries in anonymised bands of £5,000 is made available to me.

I would like to request to know the total cost of consulting on, collating and publishing MP's staff salaries by IPSA.

Since IPSA is committed to ensuring transparency and accountability for the use of public funds, I do hope that this is possible.

Response

The cost to IPSA of publishing MP’s staff salaries including consulting on, collating and publishing is negligible. The information is already collected and analysed as part of IPSA’s role of paying Members' staff, and publishing the information is part of IPSA’s wider role of publishing information on MP’s expenses.