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An independent office holder whose primary role is to enquire into allegations regarding MPs' claims for business costs and expenses

Compliance Officer publishes Statement of Provisional Findings into Bob Blackman MP

​The Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has today published his Statement of Provisional Findings as part of his investigation into claims made under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses by Mr Bob Blackman MP. Further information can be found here.

In accordance with the legislation and the procedures for investigation made thereunder, both Mr Blackman and IPSA have a further opportunity to make representations in writing to the Compliance Officer in respect of these provisional findings.

Both parties will be given fifteen working days from the date of this statement to submit any further representations. Further representations must therefore be received by 24 February 2015.

If representations are received, the Compliance Officer will consider these before preparing a Statement of Findings.

Following the results of the Provisional Findings, and subject to representations received, the Compliance Officer is considering whether there is a need to review Mr Blackman’s mileage claims from before January 2013, the start point for the current investigation.

Notes to Editors

  1. The Compliance Officer for IPSA is an independent office holder, established as a separate public authority under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010.
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