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Payments made to Richard Benyon MP between 2010 and 15
CAS-33592
Disclosure Date:20 Nov 2015
Categories: GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied: Section 21
Request

I require details of all payments to Richard Benyon MP during the 2010-15 Parliament.

 

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

As you will be aware, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) is responsible for paying the salaries of MPs and their staff, and for paying business costs and expenses to MPs. We publish details of all claims made by MPs under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’) on our website, which you can access at the following address: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/.

Using the ‘search function’ option at the top of the page, you can view all claims made by every MP each financial year. The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means is not subject to release. Therefore, as details of all payments made to Richard Benyon MP during the 2010-15 Parliament are available on our website, they are exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means). If you do not have access to the internet at home, many libraries offer internet access. Should you need to use such services, please contact your local council.

In addition, all MPs receive an annual salary. The table below lists details of that salary over the last Parliament.

Date

Annual basic salary

May 2010

£65,738

Apr 2013

£66,396

Apr 2014

£67,060

May 2015

£74,000