Parliamentary Standards Act 2009

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Bill of Rights

    2. 2.House of Lords

  3. Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority etc

    1. 3.Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority etc

  4. Salaries and allowances for MPs

    1. 4.MPs' salaries

    2. 5.MPs' allowances scheme

    3. 6.Dealing with claims under the scheme

    4. 7.Information and guidance about taxation

  5. MPs' code of conduct relating to financial interests

    1. 8.MPs' code of conduct relating to financial interests

  6. Investigation and enforcement

    1. 9.Investigations

    2. 10.Offence of providing false or misleading information for allowances claims

  7. Final provisions

    1. 11.Further functions of the IPSA and Commissioner

    2. 12.Interpretation

    3. 13.Power to make transitional etc provision

    4. 14.Short title and commencement

    5. 15.Expiry of provisions of the Act

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      1. Part 1 Members of the IPSA

        1. Membership

          1. 1.(1) The IPSA is to consist of the following members—...

        2. Appointment of chair and ordinary members

          1. 2.(1) The chair of the IPSA is to be appointed...

        3. Terms and conditions: general

          1. 3.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the chair...

        4. Term of office

          1. 4.(1) The chair of the IPSA is to be appointed...

        5. Resignation and removal from office

          1. 5.(1) The chair of the IPSA may resign from office...

        6. Remuneration

          1. 6.(1) The terms and conditions on which a person is...

        7. Code of conduct

          1. 7.(1) The IPSA must issue, and may from time to...

        8. Disqualification

          1. 8.(1) In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the House...

      2. Part 2 The IPSA

        1. Status

          1. 9.(1) The IPSA, its members and its staff are not...

        2. Efficiency

          1. 10.The IPSA must aim to do things efficiently and cost-effectively....

        3. Powers

          1. 11.The IPSA may do anything (except borrow money) which is...

        4. Committees

          1. 12.(1) The IPSA may establish any committees which it considers...

        5. Procedure and proceedings

          1. 13.(1) The IPSA is to regulate its own procedure, and...

        6. Staff

          1. 14.(1) The IPSA must appoint a chief executive (see paragraph...

          2. 15.(1) The Speaker may appoint a person (“the interim chief...

        7. Staff pensions

          1. 16.(1) Employment by the IPSA is included among the kinds...

        8. Separation of administration functions and regulation functions

          1. 17.(1) The IPSA's administration functions are to be carried out...

        9. Meaning of “administration functions” and “regulation functions”

          1. 18.(1) The IPSA's administration functions are its functions under—

        10. Delegation

          1. 19.(1) The IPSA may delegate functions to—

        11. Contracting-out of payment functions

          1. 20.(1) The IPSA's payment functions may be carried out by—...

        12. Delegation and contracting out of pension functions

          1. 21.(1) Section 1(2) of the Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)...

        13. Funding

          1. 22.(1) The IPSA's expenditure is to be paid out of...

        14. Accounts

          1. 23.(1) The IPSA must keep proper accounting records.

        15. Audit

          1. 24.(1) The IPSA must, as soon as practicable after the...

        16. Annual report

          1. 25.(1) As soon as practicable after the end of each...

        17. Documentary evidence

          1. 26.(1) The application of the seal of the IPSA is...

        18. Freedom of information

          1. 27.(1) In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom...

        19. Public records

          1. 28.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (c....

        20. Interpretation

          1. 29.(1) In this Schedule “financial year” means—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Commissioner for Parliamentary Investigations

      1. Appointment of Commissioner

        1. 1.(1) The Commissioner is to be appointed by Her Majesty...

      2. Terms and conditions: general

        1. 2.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the Commissioner...

      3. Term of office

        1. 3.(1) The Commissioner is to be appointed for a fixed...

      4. Resignation and removal from office

        1. 4.(1) The Commissioner may resign from office by giving written...

      5. Remuneration

        1. 5.(1) The terms and conditions on which a person is...

      6. Status

        1. 6.(1) The Commissioner is not to be regarded—

      7. Funding

        1. 7.(1) The IPSA must provide the Commissioner with adequate resources...

      8. Annual report

        1. 8.(1) As soon as practicable after the end of each...

      9. Disqualification

        1. 9.(1) In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House...

      10. Freedom of information

        1. 10.In Part 6 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

      11. Public records

        1. 11.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (c....

      12. Interpretation

        1. 12.In this Schedule “the Speaker” means the Speaker of the...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      1. Membership

        1. 1.The members of the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary...

      2. Term of office

        1. 2.(1) A person appointed under paragraph 1(d) (“an appointed member”)...

      3. Committee proceedings

        1. 3.(1) The Committee may determine its own procedure (including quorum)....