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

Open and Closed Investigations

The Compliance Officer for IPSA may conduct an investigation if he has reason to believe that an MP may have received from IPSA an amount that should not have been allowed under the MPs' Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses ('the Scheme').

Further information regarding the investigative procedures can be found process, including how to make a request for an investigation, can be found here.

In accordance with the Compliance Officer's Investigative Procedures, full details of all open and closed investigations can be found on this page, below. Further, statistics on the number of cases handled by the Compliance Officer each quarter can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Open Investigations

​There are currently no open investigations.

 

Closed Investigations

Details of all completed investigations carried out by the Compliance Officer can be found below, separated by the financial year in which the complaint was received.

 
2011-12

 

Reference​ ​MP ​Date of Investigation ​Documents and Reports
IN/0009/310311​ ​Alan Johnson 28 June 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​
​IN/0010/310311 ​Alun Michael 16 June 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
​IN/0037/080411 ​Angus Robertson ​5 July 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
​IN/0011/310311 ​Ann Coffey ​14 July 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
​IN/0032/080411 ​Bob Blackman 26 June 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings
​IN/0012/310311 ​David Anderson 15 June 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
​IN/0015/310311 ​Gordon Henderson 5 July 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​
IN/0016/​310311 ​Gregory Barker 28 June 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​
IN/0017/310311​ ​Henry Smith ​28 June 2011 ​2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​
IN/0039/080411​ ​Hywel Williams 5 July 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
IN/0018/310311​ ​Ian Mearns 23 June 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
IN/0001/021210​ ​Ian Swales ​13 June 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings
IN/0031/080411​ ​Jake Berry 27 June 2011​ 2011-12-01 - Summary of investigation and findings
IN/0040/080411​ ​Jim McGovern ​5 July 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​
IN/0020/310311​ ​Joseph Johnson 28 June 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings
IN/0036/080411​ ​Kwarsi Kwarteng ​16 June 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings
IN/0021/310311​ ​Mark Hendrick ​28 June 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​
IN/0022/310311​ ​Mark Lancaster ​5 July 2011 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
IN/0021/310311​ ​Michael Fallon 5 July 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
​IN/0042/100211 ​Peter Aldous 18 August 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings
IN/0024/310311​ ​Robert Halfon 5 July 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
​IN/0026/310311 ​Stephen Twigg ​5 July 2011​ 2011-10-11 - Summary of investigation and findings​​
 
 
2012-13

 

Reference​ ​MP ​Date of Investigation ​Documents and Reports
​CO2012-A021 ​Nadine Dorries ​15 February 2013

2013-07-25 - Statement of Provisional Findings

2013-09-05 - Letter from IPSA

2013-09-25 - Investigation Closure Report

 
2013-14

No investigations opened.

 
2015-16

 

​Reference ​MP ​Date of Investigation ​Documents and Reports
​COM-1042 Jim Shannon​ 11 January 2016​​ 2016​-07-07 - Closure Report
​COM-1065 ​Phil Boswell ​24 February 2016

2016-02-24 - Notice of Investigation

2015-05-12 - Statement of Provisional Findings

COM-1066​ ​Simon Danczuk ​1 February 2016

2016-02-01 - Notice of Investigation

2016-03-28 - Statement of Provisional Findings

2016-05-06 - Closure Report
 

 

Case Handling Statistics

Statistics on complaints handled each financial year can be found below. Further information on individual complaints handled by the Compliance Officer for IPSA can be found here.

  
  
2011-12Folder: 2011-12
2012-13Folder: 2012-13
2013-14Folder: 2013-14
2014-15Folder: 2014-15
2015-16Folder: 2015-16
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