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Compliance Officer for IPSA publishes details of complaints handled during 2015-16

​The Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has today published information on complaints handled during the 2015-16 financial year.

During the year, the Compliance Officer handled 34 complaints, of which three resulted in formal investigations.

Quarterly case handling statistics for the final quarter of 2015-16 can be found via this link, while a summary of cases handled over the year can be found via this link. Further information on cases handled, including details of the individual complaints and the outcomes, can be found via this link.

A comprehensive annual report detailing the activities of the Compliance Officer during the 2015-16 financial year will be published and laid before Parliament later this year.

 

Summary of the 34 cases handled during 2015-16

Cases carried forward from 2014-15
Cases opened during 2014-15 by quarter
Total cases opened during 2015-16
Cases closed during 2015-16
Cases carried forward to 2016-17
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
10
7
4
7
6
24
31
3

 

 Breakdown of the sources of 24 cases opened during 2015-16 

Source of the 24 cases opened
IPSA
8
Member of the public
15
Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
1

 

 

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.
  2. Details of all investigations undertaken by the Compliance Officer are published on the website at the following address: http://www.parliamentarycompliance.org.uk/transparency/Pages/open-and-closed-investigations.
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