How many employees each MP has

Request

I would like to know how many employees each MP has.


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

You will be aware that the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’) states that ‘Staffing Expenditure may be claimed to meet the cost incurred in the provision of staff to assist with the performance of an MP's parliamentary functions’.  You may also be aware that the details of annual staffing expenditure is available on our website.

Annex A lists, by MP, the number of staff who are currently active on the payroll as of 31 March 2014 and are paid through an MPs’ staffing expenditure budget.  The number of current staff includes both full-time and part-time employees, as well as any short-term staff who may have been taken on, for example, to provide paternity, maternity or sickness cover (in addition to those staff members for whom cover is being provided).

The figures also includes casual members of staff, some of whom may work ad hoc hours, and apprentices and employed interns whose employment conditions have fulfilled the conditions set out in paragraphs 7.8 and 7.9 of the Scheme.  Further, it includes employees who receive part-funding from a third party, as long as a proportion of their salary is paid through the Member’s staffing expenditure budget, and therefore IPSA’s payroll. 

However, they do not include any volunteer interns, who do not receive payment through IPSA’s payroll, nor do they include any staff members whose salary is wholly paid by a third party. 

As such, the numbers set out in the Annex do not equate to the nu

Ref:
F1314-239
Disclosure:
April 7, 2014
Categories:
MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: