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Angela Eagle's staffing arrangements
CAS-89747
Disclosure Date:6 Sep 2017
Categories: MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

I would like to submit an information Subject Data Access Request.

I would be grateful if you could send me the details in relation to Angela Eagle, Wallasey MP.

Can you please let me know how many members of office staff both in Wallasey constituency and in Westminister that Angela Eagle has employed from the period 2007 - 2017.

I understand that you will have to redact names but I would like to know the numbers of staff that Angela employed and how long they where employed for.

Response

For reference, under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, all individuals have a right to see a copy of the information an organisation holds about them (the 'subject access' rights). However, this access only relates to information we hold about you - it doesn't extend to obtaining information about other individuals. As such, your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), which entitles individuals access to information held by a public authority.

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Staffing costs may be claimed by MPs to meet the cost of staff who support MPs in performing their parliamentary functions. In order for staff salaries to be paid, they must first be registered with IPSA. As such, IPSA holds information on staff members employed by MPs (and paid through IPSA’s payroll) since 2010. For reference, IPSA was established in May 2010 and does not hold any information relating to operations before that date.

Please find, in the table below, the number of individuals[1] employed by Angela Eagle MP in each financial year since IPSA was established.

Financial year

Number of individuals employed at some point during the financial year

2010-11

7

2011-12

4

2012-13

6

2013-14

5

2014-15

6

2015-16

7

2016-17

6

2017-18

5

You also requested information relating to each employee’s term of employment. Please find, in the table below, the length of time each individual employed by Angela Eagle was employed for. This data includes current staff and those that have left, and is correct as of 22 August 2017.

Employee

Length of employment

Employee 1

16 years, 9 months, 20 days

Employee 2

10 years, 6 months, 2 days

Employee 3

10 years, 10 months, 21 days

Employee 4

4 years, 0 months, 7 days

Employee 5

3 years, 5 months, 4 days

Employee 6

5 years, 6 months, 20 days

Employee 7

3 years, 9 months, 28 days

Employee 8

3 years, 9 months, 29 days

Employee 9

2 years, 10 months, 17 days

Employee 10

3 years, 8 months, 7 days

Employee 11

0 years, 11 months, 7 days

Employee 12

1 years, 9 months, 27 days

Employee 13

1 years, 8 months, 30 days

Employee 14

0 years, 6 months, 9 days

Employee 15

0 years, 3 months, 4 days

 

[1] The table relates to individuals rather than positions. If, for example, an individual employed as a Parliamentary Assistant left and was replaced by another individual during that financial year, this would show as two individuals, rather than one position.