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Salary and expenses (2019)

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  1. Cost of salary of MP’s since 1993
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  3. Cost of expenses claimed by MP’s since 1993
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  5. Also why as the speaker stated the EU law is above UK law why do we need to pay 650 to rubber stamp a corrupt Trade blocks law,  rules and regulations ?
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  1. Cost of salary of MP’s since 1993
    Some of this information is held by the House of Commons.
    The cost of salaries for Members of Parliament for years 1993 – 2013 is already publicly available on the parliamentary website. As the information you request is reasonably accessible to you otherwise than under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), your request is refused. In refusing your request the House is applying the exemption set out in section 21 (1) and (2) (a) of the FOIA.  This is an absolute exemption and the public interest test does not apply.
    The cost of salaries for Members of Parliament for years 2014 - 2019. Please note, all Members are paid the equal salaries each year so a breakdown per MP has not been provided.
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  3. Cost of expenses claimed by MP’s since 1993
    Some of this information is held by the House of Commons.
    The requested information for the period from 1993 up to 2007 is no longer held by the House of Commons in line with the House’s Authorised Records Disposal Practice (‘ARDP’), which is available to view on our parliamentary pages. As the requested information is older than 3 years it was disposed of by the House in order to comply with ARDP.
    The requested information for the period from 2008 up until the first quarter of F/Y 2010/11 is available on the parliamentary website. As the information you request is reasonably accessible to you otherwise than under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), your request is refused. In refusing your request the House is applying the exemption set out in section 21 (1) and (2) (a) of the FOIA.  This is an absolute exemption and the public interest test does not apply.
    The requested information from the second quarter of F/Y 2010/11 up until now is not held by the House of Commons. This is because the responsibility for the management of MPs’ expense claims was transferred to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) on 7 May 2010. Therefore, you may wish to consider contacting IPSA to ask for the information you seek.
    Please note, all Members are apportioned equal amount of expense allowances each year, but choose to spend it differently, so  a breakdown per MP has not been provided.
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  5. Also why as the speaker stated the EU law is above UK law why do we need to pay 650 to rubber stamp a corrupt Trade blocks law,  rules and regulations ?
    This information is not held by the House of Commons.
    Please note that, while we endeavour to be as helpful as possible, the Freedom of Information Act provides the requester with an access right to recorded information held by the House of Commons.  It does not extend, for example, to requests for views, explanations or comments about a particular matter.  Your request can be in the form of a question, but the House of Commons does not have to answer your question if this would mean creating new information, providing analysis or giving an opinion or judgment that is not already recorded.  Further information can be found on our parliamentary pages.
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