Disqualified MPs

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Dear House of Commons,

How many Members of Parliament have been disqualified since 1900?

Please list the numbers of MPs disqualified by category the reasons why they were disqualified eg Mental Incapacity, Bankruptcy, Conviction resulting in a prison term equal to or in excess of one year, etc.

What were the costs incurred as a result of MPs being disqualified?

Yours faithfully,

J Nelson

FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

Dear J Nelson
 
I am resending the email sent to you on the 30^th January, in response to
your request. Our records show the original email was returned to us as
undelivered.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Sarah Price | IRIS Support Officer
_____________________________________________
From: FOICOMMONS
Sent: 30 January 2012 17:24
To: '[1]mailto:[FOI #98259 email]'
Cc: FOICOMMONS
Subject: F11-468
 
 
Dear J Nelson,
 
Thank you for your request for information which is copied below.
 
You asked us to 'list the numbers of MPs disqualified by category and the
reasons why they were disqualified'. To the extent this information is
held by the House of Commons, it is  attached.
 
No costs are incurred in relation to the disqualification of a Member
other than those costs which arise whenever a Member leaves the House for
any other reason, such as retirement or defeat at an election. UP to and
including 7 May 2010, the relevant costs paid from House of Commons funds
related to the winding up allowance and resettlement grant. Under the
winding up allowance, Members who left the House were able to claim costs
incurred in connection with winding up their Parliamentary business
(allowable costs include contractual liabilities for staff, offices and
equipment; travel costs; removal costs). This was payable after Members
left office. The maximum amount available in 2010/11 under the House’s
scheme of allowances was £42,732 per Member.
 
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) took over
responsibility for the payment of MPs' expenses from 7 May 2010, with the
exception of Members who left the House at that election. Members
disqualified after 7 May 2010 may claim winding up expenditure from IPSA.
       
No further information is held.
 
You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House
of Commons to conduct an internal review of this decision. Requests for
internal review should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer,
Department of HR and Change, House of Commons London SW1 0AA or
[2][House of Commons request email]. Please ensure that you specify the nature of
your complaint and any arguments or points that you wish to make.
 
If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner
at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Bob Castle
Head of Information Rights and Information Security
<< File: Response F11-468.pdf >>
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FOICOMMONS, House of Commons

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Dear J Nelson
 
Resent with attachment
 
 
Sarah Price | IRIS Support Officer
 
 
 
 
_____________________________________________
From: FOICOMMONS
Sent: 30 January 2012 17:24
To: '[1]mailto:[FOI #98259 email]'
Cc: FOICOMMONS
Subject: F11-468
 
 
Dear J Nelson,
 
Thank you for your request for information which is copied below.
 
You asked us to 'list the numbers of MPs disqualified by category and the
reasons why they were disqualified'. To the extent this information is
held by the House of Commons, it is  attached.
 
No costs are incurred in relation to the disqualification of a Member
other than those costs which arise whenever a Member leaves the House for
any other reason, such as retirement or defeat at an election. UP to and
including 7 May 2010, the relevant costs paid from House of Commons funds
related to the winding up allowance and resettlement grant. Under the
winding up allowance, Members who left the House were able to claim costs
incurred in connection with winding up their Parliamentary business
(allowable costs include contractual liabilities for staff, offices and
equipment; travel costs; removal costs). This was payable after Members
left office. The maximum amount available in 2010/11 under the House’s
scheme of allowances was £42,732 per Member.
 
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) took over
responsibility for the payment of MPs' expenses from 7 May 2010, with the
exception of Members who left the House at that election. Members
disqualified after 7 May 2010 may claim winding up expenditure from IPSA.
       
No further information is held.
 
You may, if dissatisfied with the treatment of your request, ask the House
of Commons to conduct an internal review of this decision. Requests for
internal review should be addressed to: Freedom of Information Officer,
Department of HR and Change, House of Commons London SW1 0AA or
[2][House of Commons request email]. Please ensure that you specify the nature of
your complaint and any arguments or points that you wish to make.
 
If you remain dissatisfied, you may appeal to the Information Commissioner
at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Bob Castle
Head of Information Rights and Information Security
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