Contingencies Fund Advance - The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority written statement – made on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee

As a General Election will be held on 12 December, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority will be required to undertake additional unplanned work to support new, departing and returning MPs in setting up and winding up their offices and providing other guidance and support. Unscheduled elections events are not included in the main Estimate plans approved by Speaker’s Committee for IPSA, and additional funding will therefore be required.

Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £ 30,150,000 will be sought in a Supplementary Estimate for IPSA. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £30,150,000 will be met by repayable cash advances from the Contingencies Fund.