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Representative Money

Members Estimate Committee written question – answered on 14th January 2020.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the hon. Member representing the Members Estimate Committee, how much (a) was paid between the 2015 and 2019 general elections and (b) is scheduled to be paid between 12 December 2019 and 12 December 2020 in Representative Monies to parties whose Members had not taken the oath.

Photo of Paul Beresford Paul Beresford Conservative, Mole Valley

Under a resolution of the House, Representative Money is provided to opposition parties represented by Members who have chosen not to take the Oath.

Budget allocations for Representative Money since 2005-06 are published in Appendix 4 of the following document:

https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN01663

Since 2016-17 it has been a requirement to publish the amounts paid for the financial year and these can be found on the Parliament website via the following link:

https://www.parliament.uk/site-information/foi/transparency-publications/hoc-transparency-publications/financial-information/financial-assistance-to-opposition-parties/

previous-financial-assistance-to-opposition-parties/

The Representative Money scheduled to be paid following the General Election on 12 December 2019 to the end of the current financial year (31 March 2020) will be published in due course on the above page, as will amounts relating to subsequent financial years.

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