To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, if he will make it his policy that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) should provide specific funds to enable hon. and Right hon. Members to publish an annual report to constituents as suggested by IPSA.
Letter from Andrew McDonald, dated
As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the proposals of an annual reporting mechanism for MPs.
IPSA has proposed an annual reporting mechanism for MPs in the next Parliament in its consultation paper ‘MPs' Pay and Pensions: A New Package, July 2013’. The precise nature of any such report, or its means of communication, have not yet been agreed. Therefore it is too early to make any observations about funding.