Speaker submits comments to IPSA consultation

08 February 2011

The Speaker John Bercow, has submitted his comments to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority’s annual review of the MPs' Expenses Scheme.

He was invited to do so as a statutory consultee under section 5 of the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009. In the document he addresses the two major issues on which IPSA is seeking views, namely, how to achieve a better outcome in a number of key areas which IPSA has identified and also to consider the fundamental character of the authority and what sort of regulator it should aspire to be.

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