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MPs who employ relatives
F1314-002
Disclosure Date:19 Apr 2013
Categories: MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

‘Please provide the names of MPs who employ relatives of other MPs in their constituency or Westminster offices. Please also provide the name of the relative of the other MP, who the other MP is, and their relation.

 

For example, if MPa employs the husband/wife/brother/sister/son/daughter/etc of MPb in their constituency or Westminster office, please provide the names of MPa, MPb, the relative, and their relation to MPb.’

Response

IPSA does not hold the information that you request.

 

The MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), which can be viewed via this link to our website, defines the term ‘connected party’ as:

  1. A spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of the member;
  2. parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the member or of a spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of the member; or
  3. a body corporate, a firm or a trust with which the MP is connected as defined in section 252 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

As IPSA does not include relatives of other MPs under its definition of ‘connected party’, we do not hold a specific record of the employment of such individuals.  IPSA therefore does not hold the information requested.