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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, on which dates the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has held meetings with (a) Ministers and (b) officials of HM Treasury since 1 January 2013; which Ministers and officials attended each such meeting; and what subjects were discussed at each such meeting.

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 meetings between representatives of IPSA and HM Treasury.

Since 1 January 2013 the following meetings between representatives of IPSA and HM Treasury took place.

On 7 March, the Director of Finance and Operations met Treasury officials.

On 6 April, an IPSA official met Treasury officials.

On 25 June, an IPSA official met Treasury officials.

On 6 April, an IPSA official met Treasury officials.

On 10 July, the Director of Policy and Communications and another IPSA official met Treasury officials.

On 19 April, the Director of Finance and Operations met Treasury officials.

On 19 July, the Chair and Chief Executive met the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. HM Treasury officials were also present.

These meetings covered a variety of issues relating to IPSA's statutory responsibilities.

I do not intend to provide further details of these meetings as to do so may inhibit free and frank discussions in the future.

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