Staffing expenditure and the MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses

Request

  1. The number of Members' staff in recent years (after 2010/11);

  2. Explanatory materials of MPs' allowance system


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

In response to the first part of your request, we have taken your question as asking for the current number of MPs’ staff.  As of 5 October 2012 there were 3,027 individuals carrying out work for MPs, either as permanent, fixed term or casual employees.  This includes both full-time and part-time staff members.

The second part of your request relates to explanatory material for the Scheme.  The published guidance to the Scheme can be found by visiting this link to the guidance section of our website.

Ref:
FOI2012-A075
Disclosure:
October 17, 2012
Categories:
MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied:
None