MPs making false claims

Request

For each of the last 5 years please could you tell me How many MPs were found to have claimed more expenses than they should have?

How many were made to pay it back?

How many were arrested?

How many charged?

How many jailed?


Response

IPSA does not hold the information that you request.

IPSA began operations on 7 May 2010 and only holds information relating to claims made or processed from that date forward.  Prior to 7 May 2010, the administration of business costs and expenses was the responsibility of the Department of Resources at the House of Commons.  For information relating to claims made prior to 7 May 2010, you may wish to contact the House of Commons FOI team at the following email address: FOICommons@parliament.uk.

Investigations that relate to claims made prior to May 2010 via the House of Commons Department of Resources are the responsibility of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.  For more information, you may wish to visit the Commissioner’s website via the following link: http://www.parliament.uk/pcs.

Investigations that relate to business costs and expenses claimed for since May 2010 via IPSA’s Scheme are the responsibility of the Compliance Officer for IPSA, an office independent of IPSA and, for the purposes of the FOIA, a separate public authority.  Details of the outcome of all investigations undertaken by the Compliance Officer, including details of any repayments requested in relation to expenses previously claimed, are published on the Compliance Officer’s website and may be viewed via this link:  www.parliamentarycompliance.org.uk.

IPSA does not hold information relating to arrests, charges or the outcome of prosecutions.  To request this information, you may wish to contact the Police or the Crown Prosecution Service.

Ref:
F1314-208
Disclosure:
February 4, 2014
Categories:
GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied: