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Board remuneration; catering costs, and interview selection
FOI090
Disclosure Date:29 Oct 2010
Categories: IPSA - BOARD IPSA - FINANCIAL
Exemptions Applied: Section 22 Section 40
Request

Question one: How much money has been paid out to IPSA Board members and Chair since their appointments in November 2009?

Question two: How much money has been spent on refreshments at meetings involving the Board and Chair, since November 2009, including a breakdown of what was consumed if possible.

Question three: The final shortlists for each of the Board and chair recruitment campaigns, along with a summary of the interview panel’s verdict on each candidate.

Response

You requested information relating to IPSA’s Board. Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). I can confirm that IPSA holds the information that falls within the description specified in your request. 

Taking each of your questions in turn:

Question one: How much money has been paid out to IPSA Board members and Chair since their appointments in November 2009?

Details of remuneration and pension interests of the IPSA Board Members will be available in IPSA’s forthcoming Annual Report, which is due to be published in November and will be available on our website. This information is therefore exempt under Section 22 (Information intended for future publication) of the FOIA. Remuneration details for IPSA Board Members for the period April 2010 to March 2011 will be published in the next Annual Report, due after the end of the current financial year.

Question two: How much money has been spent on refreshments at meetings involving the Board and Chair, since November 2009, including a breakdown of what was consumed if possible.

Please find below a table indicating the catering costs incurred at meetings attended by one or more of the IPSA Board Members. The list below shows meetings organised by IPSA itself (ie not speeches organised by third parties but attended by IPSA staff or Board members).

Date

Meeting Description

Description of catering provided

Cost incurred

4 December 2009

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team and IPSA staff in attendance.

 

Non–alcoholic beverages 

£ 18.00

7 January 2010

Launch of the

Consultation Paper on MPs expenses

Non – alcoholic beverages and biscuits for 30 people.

 

£ 138.65

12 January 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team and IPSA staff in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages for

all day meeting.

Sandwich lunch.

 

£ 98.15

19 January 2010

Open meeting with

MPs. Board members, IPSA staff and MPs in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages

£62.40

25 January 2010

Open meeting with

MPs. Board members, IPSA staff and MPs in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages 

£77.50

8 February 2010

Open meeting with MP staff members.

Board members,

IPSA staff and MP staff in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages.

£69.60

9 February 2010

Open meeting with

MPs. Board members, IPSA staff and MPs in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages 

£48.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 February 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members, IPSA Leadership team and policy team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages 

£ 21.80

 

 

 

 

24 February 2010

All-day workshop for the Board and Policy team on the

expenses scheme. 17 people in attendance.

Non – alcoholic beverages for all day

workshop.

Lunch for all attendees.

£ 238. 00

 

 

 

26 February 2010

All-day workshop for the Board and Policy team on the

expenses scheme.

All day workshop. 17 people in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages for all day

workshop.

Lunch for all attendees.

£ 287.00

2 March 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members, IPSA Leadership team and policy team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages 

£ 14.20

9 March 2010

Meeting. IPSA Board and IPSA staff in attendance.

 

Non–alcoholic beverages and sandwich lunch 

£ 68.60

23 March 2010

Board Meeting

Board members, IPSA Leadership team and policy team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and sandwich lunch 

£ 40.25

15 April 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members, IPSA Leadership team and policy team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and sandwich lunch 

£54.50

29 April 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members, IPSA Leadership team and policy team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and sandwich lunch 

£45.70

18 May 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and

biscuits 

£5.35

7 June 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and

biscuits 

£6.83

15 June 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages,

biscuits and

fruit 

£17.11

13 July 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and sandwich lunch 

£39.85

20 July 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and

biscuits 

£8.13

23 August 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and sandwich lunch 

£43.04

21 September 2010

Board Meeting.

Board members,

IPSA Leadership team in attendance.

Non–alcoholic beverages and sandwich lunch 

£49.09

4 October 2010

Audit and Risk Committee Meeting

Non–alcoholic beverages 

£2.68

Question three: The final shortlists for each of the Board and chair recruitment campaigns, along with a summary of the interview panel’s verdict on each candidate.

In IPSA’s view, the names of individual candidates short-listed for each of the Board and Chair recruitment campaigns and information relating to the interview panel’s verdict on each of the candidates are exempt under section 40 (personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as the information constitutes third party data. Section 40(2) provides that personal data about third parties is exempt information if one of the conditions set out in section 40(3) is satisfied. Under the FOI Act disclosure of this information would breach the fair processing principle contained in the Data Protection Act (DPA), where it would be unfair to those persons or is confidential.