Pay and pensions for MPs and Lords who have been jailed

Request

  1. The rules surrounding paying pensions to members of the House of Commons and House of Lords jailed for crimes.

  2. To ask whether any past or present member jailed has had their pension revoked.

  3. To ask whether former politicians -namely Jonathan Aitken, Jeffrey Archer, Lord Hanningfield, David Chaytor, Lord Taylor of Warwick, Elliot Morley, Jim Devine, Eric Illsley and Chris Huhne - are entitled to parliamentary pensions. Please breakdown you answer by individual.

  4. Please provide the respective value of the pension pot for each of the aforementioned individuals.

  5. To ask whether the individuals mentioned have waived their right to a parliamentary pension and/or do not collect it.


Response

IPSA does not hold the information that you request.

IPSA does not set the eligibility for pensions in relation to Members of Parliament – this is the responsibility of the House of Commons.  We also do not hold the value of pensions for Members of Parliament.  You may wish to contact the House of Commons FOI team for this information, via the following email address: FOICommons@parliament.uk.

IPSA does not administer the pensions for Members of the House of Lords.  You may wish to contact the House of Lords FOI team for this information, via the following email address: FOILords@parliament.uk.

Ref:
F1314-085
Disclosure:
August 1, 2013
Categories:
MPs' PAY AND PENSIONS
Exemptions Applied:
None