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  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

    2. 3A.General duties of the IPSA

  4. Salaries and allowances for MPs

    1. 4.MPs' salaries

    2. 4A.Determination of MPs' salaries

    3. 5.MPs' allowances scheme

    4. 6.Dealing with claims under the scheme

    5. 6A.Review of IPSA's determination

    6. 7.Information and guidance ...

  5. ...

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

  6. Investigation and enforcement

    1. 9.Investigations

    2. 9A.Procedures etc

    3. 9B.Enforcement

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

    5. 10A.Relationships with other bodies etc

  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. ...

          1. 10.. . . . . . . . . ....

        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

      Compliance Officer

      1. Appointment of Compliance Officer

        1. 1.(1) The Compliance Officer is to be appointed by the...

      2. Terms and conditions: general

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

      3. Term of office

        1. 3.(1) The Compliance Officer is to be appointed for a...

      4. Resignation and removal from office

        1. 4.(1) A person may resign from the office of Compliance...

      5. Remuneration

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

      6. Status

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

      7. Funding

        1. 7.(1) The IPSA must provide the Compliance Officer with adequate...

      8. Annual report

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

      9. Vacancy in office of Compliance Officer

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies if the office of Compliance Officer...

      10. Disqualification

        1. 10.(1) In Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the House...

      11. Freedom of information

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

      12. Public records

        1. 12.In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition...

    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. Appointed members

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

      3. Lay members

        1. 2A.(1) In paragraph 1(e) “ lay person ” means a...

      4. Committee proceedings

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

    4. Schedule 4

      Enforcement

      1. Part 1 Recovery of overpayments

        1. Power to give repayment direction

          1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies where the Compliance Officer—

        2. Guidance etc

          1. 2.(1) The IPSA must prepare guidance about the circumstances in...

        3. Appeal against repayment direction

          1. 3.(1) A member who has been given a repayment direction...

        4. Extension of repayment period

          1. 4.(1) The member may at any time before the end...

        5. Enforcement of repayment direction

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies to any amount which a member...

      2. Part 2 Penalties

        1. Power to impose penalties

          1. 6.(1) If sub-paragraph (3) or (4) applies to a member...

        2. Amount of penalty

          1. 7.(1) The penalty notice must state the amount of the...

        3. Information to be contained in notice

          1. 8.(1) The penalty notice must (as well as stating the...

        4. Guidance etc

          1. 9.(1) The IPSA must prepare guidance about—

        5. Review of penalty

          1. 10.(1) The Compliance Officer may at any time review a...

        6. Appeal against penalty

          1. 11.(1) A member on whom a penalty has been imposed...

        7. Enforcement of penalty

          1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies to the amount of a penalty...

        8. Payment of penalty into Consolidated Fund

          1. 13.The IPSA must pay into the Consolidated Fund—

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