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Members: Complaints

Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Bob Russell Bob Russell Liberal Democrat, Colchester

To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if he will publish the dates on which each of the 40 complaints to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Compliance Officer about hon. and right hon. Members was made.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Conservative, Broxbourne

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the compliance officer for IPSA, who is statutorily independent of IPSA’s executive branch. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Luke March, dated June 2011

As the Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking for the dates on which each of the 40 complaints to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Compliance Officer about hon. and right hon. Members was made.

I have to date issued 38 notices of preliminary investigations. Of these preliminary investigations, five are the result of a public complaint. The dates on which these complaints were received are as follows: 2 December 2010, 20 December 2010, 21 December 2010, 16 January 2011 and 9 February 2011.

The 33 additional preliminary investigations resulted from work carried out by my office.

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