Resettlement payments to former MPs since the 2010 election

Request

Could I formally request the cost breakdown including names of ex MP’s for resettlement since the 2010 election


Response

IPSA does not hold the information that you request.

We are currently carrying out a consultation of MPs’ pay and pensions, under which resettlement payments are being considered. Ahead of any measures that result from the consultation, IPSA introduced an interim policy of resettlement payments for those MPs that lose their seat when they contest a General Election held before the next scheduled General Election (under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011). 

I can confirm that, as no General Election has taken place, no payments of this kind have been made.

Ref:
FOI2012-A079
Disclosure:
October 24, 2012
Categories:
MPs' PAY AND PENSIONS
Exemptions Applied:
None