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Volunteers registered by MPs with IPSA in 2015-16 and 2016-17
CAS-58617
Disclosure Date:18 Oct 2016
Categories: MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Under an above request could you kindly furnish myself with the monthly total per MP for the years of 2014/15 & 2016 to date of persons declared as a voluntary member of the MPs office who receives either a travel pass or lunch covered via the public purse ?

On 22 September 2016, you clarified that you were seeking:

the total number of volunteers registered by each MP with IPSA, broken down by 2015-16 (the previous financial year) and 2016-17 (the current financial year, to date).

 

Response

IPSA holds the information that you have requested.

Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Staffing Expenditure may be claimed to meet the costs of incidental expenses incurred by volunteers. MPs who engage volunteers must submit a signed volunteer arrangement with the volunteer to IPSA before any claims for incidental expenses will be made. The signed arrangement must comply with the model volunteer arrangement published by IPSA. Incidental expenses are limited to reasonable travel and food, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Volunteers are not required to carry out specific duties for the MP, and they are assisting the MP with his or her duties on a voluntary basis. This often includes students on short periods of work experience, or individuals who simply require reimbursement for costs incurred on a one-day event.

Expenses incurred by volunteers are often paid to the MP who then reimburses the volunteer themselves. Details of all such claims are published on our publication website.

Please find below, at Annex A, the total number of volunteers registered by each MP with IPSA, broken down by 2015-16 and 2016-17 (to date).

Annex A - Volunteers registered with IPSA

Please click here to download the data contained in the table below.

MP Name

Number of volunteers registered with IPSA

2015-16

2016-17

Adam Holloway

17

8

Alan Campbell

1

 

Alan Johnson

1

 

Alex Chalk

3

13

Alex Salmond

1

 

Amanda Milling

1

 

Amanda Solloway

2

 

Andrea Leadsom

1

 

Andrew Jones

 

1

Andrew Murrison

1

 

Andrew Rosindell

1

1

Angela Rayner

2

1

Anne Main

1

 

Anne McLaughlin

4

 

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

1

 

Barry Sheerman

4

 

Ben Bradshaw

6

3

Ben Gummer

2

2

Ben Howlett

5

1

Boris Johnson

1

 

Byron Davies

1

 

Caroline Ansell

1

 

Caroline Dinenage

1

 

Caroline Spelman

6

3

Carolyn Harris

1

 

Cat Smith

4

1

Catherine McKinnell

1

 

Catherine West

 

1

Chinyelu Onwurah

 

1

Chloe Smith

4

2

Chris Davies

2

 

Chris Heaton-Harris

 

2

Chris Law

2

 

Chris White

1

 

Christina Rees

4

 

Clive Betts

1

 

Clive Lewis

5

2

Conor Burns

3

3

Corri Wilson

3

1

Craig Mackinlay

 

1

Craig Tracey

 

1

Craig Williams

2

1

Crispin Blunt

1

2

Dan Jarvis

 

1

Daniel Zeichner

2

 

David Amess

2

1

David Cameron

1

2

David Davies

2

 

David Lammy

15

7

David Lidington

8

2

David Warburton

 

1

Dawn Butler

16

6

Derek Thomas

3

1

Diana Johnson

2

 

Dominic Raab

4

1

Douglas Carswell

 

1

Drew Hendry

3

 

Edward Vaizey

1

 

Elizabeth Truss

1

 

Gareth Thomas

1

 

Gavin Williamson

2

1

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

1

 

George Freeman

2

1

George Kerevan

1

 

Geraint Davies

1

 

Gordon Marsden

1

 

Graham Brady

2

 

Graham Evans

1

 

Grant Shapps

1

1

Greg Mulholland

1

1

Hannah Bardell

2

 

Harriet Harman

1

 

Helen Goodman

3

 

Helen Grant

1

1

Helen Jones

1

 

Helen Whately

1

2

Hilary Benn

1

 

Holly Lynch

1

 

Hugo Swire

1

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

2

 

Huw Merriman

1

8

Hywel Williams

4

 

Iain Stewart

 

1

Ian Austin

1

 

Ian Mearns

1

 

Imran Hussain

1

 

Jack Dromey

3

2

Jack Lopresti

 

1

Jake Berry

2

1

James Cartlidge

5

7

James Heappey

 

7

Jeremy Corbyn

 

3

Jeremy Hunt

1

2

Jess Phillips

2

3

Joan Ryan

1

4

John Baron

1

1

John Bercow

4

 

John Healey

2

 

John Nicolson

1

 

John Penrose

1

 

John Pugh

4

1

John Woodcock

1

 

Johnny Mercer

1

2

Jonathan Ashworth

1

 

Judith Cummins

2

 

Julian Brazier

6

3

Julian Knight

2

1

Keir Starmer

2

 

Kevin Hollinrake

1

 

Liam Byrne

1

 

Liam Fox

1

 

Lisa Cameron

1

 

Liz Kendall

1

 

Liz Saville-Roberts

 

1

Louise Ellman

2

 

Lucy Allan

2

 

Lucy Frazer

1

 

Margot James

 

1

Maria Caulfield

1

1

Marion Fellows

1

 

Mark Field

 

2

Mark Williams

1

 

Martyn Day

3

 

Mary Creagh

1

1

Mary Glindon

 

1

Matthew Hancock

2

 

Meg Hillier

3

1

Melanie Onn

2

 

Michael Tomlinson

2

 

Michelle Thomson

1

 

Mims Davies

2

 

Neil Gray

1

 

Nic Dakin

4

1

Nick Boles

 

3

Nick Hurd

3

1

Nick Thomas-Symonds

2

 

Nicky Morgan

1

 

Nigel Adams

 

1

Norman Lamb

1

 

Pat Glass

 

2

Patrick Grady

 

1

Paul Flynn

1

2

Paul Monaghan

1

 

Pauline Latham

1

1

Peter Aldous

2

 

Peter Bone

1

2

Peter Dowd

1

 

Peter Grant

 

1

Peter Kyle

1

 

Philippa Whitford

1

 

Phillip Lee

1

 

Rachel Reeves

2

 

Ranil Jayawardena

3

1

Rebecca Harris

12

6

Richard Burden

2

2

Richard Burgon

1

 

Richard Graham

1

2

Richard Harrington

2

 

Rob Marris

4

 

Robert Flello

1

 

Robert Jenrick

3

 

Roger Mullin

2

 

Rory Stewart

1

1

Rupa Huq

6

2

Ruth Cadbury

7

2

Ruth Smeeth

1

 

Scott Mann

1

1

Seema Malhotra

8

5

Sharon Hodgson

2

 

Stephen Barclay

1

 

Stephen Doughty

1

1

Stephen Timms

5

8

Steve Baker

1

 

Toby Perkins

1

 

Tom Brake

9

7

Tom Elliott

1

4

Tom Pursglove

 

1

Tom Tugendhat

2

2

Virendra Sharma

5

 

Yasmin Qureshi

2

3