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IPSA's welcome pack to new MPs
F1415-144
Disclosure Date:19 Feb 2015
Categories: IPSA - POLICY
Exemptions Applied: Section 22
Request

Under the FOI Act, can you please provide me with a copy of IPSAs "Welcome Pack" or IPSAs equivilant that will be provided to the new 2015 intake of MPs which shows but not limited to how IPSA works, how to function as a new MP; any letter templates that MPs could use when corresponding with constituents etc.

 

Response

The information you have requested is intended for future publication on IPSA’s dedicated General Election website, which can be found at the following URL: http://generalelection.parliamentarystandards.org.uk

Section 22(1) of the FOIA states that information intended for future publication is exempt from release.

We have considered whether the public interest in releasing the information outweighs the application of the exemption. It is our opinion that the public interest is best served by publishing all of the finalised documents at one time rather than disclosing draft documents on an ad hoc basis, as in this way a clear and complete set of information is published, avoiding any potential confusion. It is for this reason that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure at this stage.