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

Statement of Provisional Findings into Simon Danczuk 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 (‘the Scheme’) by Mr Simon Danczuk MP.

The Statement of Provisional Findings can be found via this link.

The investigation was opened on 1 February 2016 following a complaint from a member of the public regarding claims made under the Scheme by the MP for Accommodation Expenditure.

In accordance with the legislation and the Procedures for Investigation made thereunder, both Mr Danczuk 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 12 April 2016.

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

Notes to Editors

  1. The Compliance Officer for IPSA is an independent office holder established as a separate public authority from IPSA under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009, as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. He is responsible for investigating complaints regarding MPs' business costs and expenses paid to MPs by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority ('IPSA').
  2. The Procedures for Investigations of the Compliance Officer for IPSA (Third Edition) can be found on the Compliance Officer’s website via this link.
  3. The MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses can be found on IPSA's website via this link. The rules regarding Accommodation Expenditure can be found at Chapter Four.
  4. IPSA’s Press Office – 020 7811 6462
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