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Temporary staff employed at IPSA
CAS-49746
Disclosure Date:9 Jun 2016
Categories: IPSA - STAFF
Exemptions Applied: Section 21 Section 22
Request

For the years 2013,2014 & 2015 what was the annual total paid for Temporary Staff employed via any external party ?

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Information on IPSA’s staffing arrangements, including annual costs, are published in the Annual Report and Accounts each financial year. This includes a breakdown of costs by staff type, such as those paid through an agency.

Copies of our annual reports can be found on our website at the following address: http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/transparency/Pages/Corporate-reports-and-publications.aspx.

The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means is not subject to release. Therefore, as the information you have requested is already available in our annual reports, it is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means).

The most recent Annual Report relates to the 2014-15 financial year, and the information that you are seeking can be found on page 57.

The Annual Report and Accounts for 2015-16 will be published later this year. 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 a full list rather than 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.

Further information about IPSA’s staffing arrangements can be found on our website at the following address: http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/transparency/Pages/IPSA-facts-and-figures.aspx.