Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)

The Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) considers the candidates proposed by the Speaker, following fair and open competition, for the posts of Chair and members of the IPSA and approves IPSA's annual estimate of resources.

Role

The IPSA was established under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 to pay Members' salaries, set and pay Members’ allowances and to appoint a Compliance Officer to conduct investigations where there is reason to believe that a Member may have been paid an amount under IPSA's scheme that should not have been allowed.

The Speaker, Leader of the House and Chair of the Standards Committee are ex-officio members of the committee. Five other Members of the House and three lay members are appointed to the Committee.

Dissolution

The Speaker's Committee on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) will not meet during the Dissolution of Parliament.

The Committee continues to exist during Dissolution but all members of the Committee who are Members of the House cease to be members of the Committee until after the General Election. Once the House returns after the General Election those MPs appointed to be Speaker of the House, Leader of the House, Shadow Leader of the House and Chair of the Standards Committee will become ex-officio members of the Speaker’s Committee. The remaining four MPs on the Committee are appointed by the House of Commons.

The new Speaker's Committee will be constituted after the General Election.

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