Volunteer intern agreement forms received from each party

Request

Can you please tell me how many IPSA model volunteer intern agreement forms have been received from MPs in the last 12 months. Of that number can you tell me how many were from (a) Conservative) (b) Labour (c) Liberal Democrat (d) Scottish Nationalist Party (e) Plaid Cymru (f) Democratic Unionist Party (g) Sinn Fein (h) Green (i) Ulster Unionist Party and (j) Social Democratic and Labour Party MPs.


Response

I can confirm that IPSA holds the information that falls within the description specified in your request.

Since the beginning of November 2010, we have received 787 volunteer intern agreement forms. Of these, 338 were submitted from Conservative MPs, 283 from Labour MPs and 166 from Liberal Democrat MPs. No volunteer intern agreement forms were submitted from members of other political parties.

Ref:
FOI2011-103
Disclosure:
December 12, 2011
Categories:
MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied:
None