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Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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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 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.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee, Chair, Procedure Committee

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.

Letter from Andrew McDonald, dated 5 September 2013

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 at 4 September 2013, there were 620 MPs whose staffing expenditure fell £1,000 or more below their budget limit for the 2012/13 financial year.

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.

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