MPs security costs (2016)

Request

  1. How much has been spent on additional security measures for MPs at their homes and offices since the murder of MP Jo Cox in June 2016.
  2. How much was spent on additional security measures for MPs at their homes and offices in the months from 1 January 2016 until 15 June 2016?
  3. How much was spent on additional security measures for MPs at their homes and offices in the whole of 2015?

 

 

Response

This information is not held by the House of Commons.  The information you require may be held by the police force relevant to the locations of the Members’ homes and offices, so you may wish to consider submitting your request to them.  The contact details of the police forces in the UK are available from a number of sources, including by conducting an online web search.

You may also wish to contact the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), which is responsible for paying MPs’ salaries and processing expenses claims.

Lastly, it may help you to know that the Members’ Estimate Committee does not consider or hold details of these costs, as you mentioned.  Details of the role and scope of this committee are available on their web pages.