IPSA use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

Request

I am writing to obtain information about your authority’s use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Scotland (RIPSA).

To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting:

  • How many times has your authority authorised operations or investigations under RIPA or RIPSA in the periods:

    1. 1st March 2009– 28th February 2010?

    2. 1st March 2010– 28th February 2011?

    3. 1st March 2011– 29th February 2012?

In each instance, please state the nature of the offence (e.g. graffiti, fly tipping etc.).

Please also provide details of how many resulted in prosecutions and convictions.

Please note I am not asking for details of the defendants or the case itself.


Response

I can confirm that we are able to provide the information you requested.  The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority was created in 2009 by the Parliamentary Standards Act and started regulating MPs’ expenses following the General Election in May 2010. 

Since that date, IPSA has not authorised any operations or investigations under RIPA or RIPSA.

Ref:
FOI2012-A029
Disclosure:
March 29, 2012
Categories:
IPSA - OPERATIONS
Exemptions Applied:
None