Gender breakdown of staff employed by MPs

Request

  1. The number of female staff employed by MPs in 2015 and the number of male staff employed by MPs at that time.

  2. The number of female staff employed by MPs currently and the number of male staff currently employed by MPs.


Response

IPSA holds the information you requested.

IPSA is responsible for paying the salaries and other employment costs of MPs’ staff members. These costs are paid from each MP’s Staffing Expenditure budget, in accordance with the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’). As such, we hold information on each staff member employed by MPs and paid through IPSA’s payroll, including the staff member’s gender, the employee’s job title, the weekly hours worked and the staff member’s service start date.

I will take each of your questions in turn:

1. The number of female staff employed by MPs in 2015 and the number of male staff employed by MPs at that time.

GenderTotal
Female2839
Male2250
Grand total5089

2. The number of female staff employed by MPs currently and the number of male staff currently employed by MPs.

GenderTotal
Female2048
Male1645
Grand total3693

This concludes our response to your request.

Ref:
CAS-142530
Disclosure:
June 19, 2019
Categories:
MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: