To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority in financial year ending 2012-13, how many hon. Members had more than £1,000 unallocated in their staffing allocation in financial year 2012-13; and how much of the total available for staff salaries remained unallocated at the end of that financial year.
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 MPs' staffing expenditure.
As of the same date, the total expenditure by all MPs on staffing expenditure (which includes staff salaries, employer's National Insurance Contributions, employer's pension contributions and other staffing costs) was £14,520,632.77 below the combined limit of all MPs' staffing expenditure budgets.