Information Submitted by Ian Paisley MP

Gary Clarke made this Freedom of Information request to House of Commons Commission

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Dear House of Commons Commission,

I would like to request the correspondence with full explaination that Ian Paisley MP has referred to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

Ian Paisley publicly announced that this information was passed to Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards today via his legal representative in the following tweet;

https://twitter.com/ianpaisleymp/status/...

Yours faithfully,

Gary Clarke

FOI Commons, House of Commons Commission

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Dear Mr Clarke,

 

Freedom of Information request F17-366

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 8 September 2017,
received by us on the same date, which is copied below.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Price

IRIS Support Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

 

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Dear Mr Clarke,

 

 

Freedom of Information request F17-366

 

Thank you for your request for information. You asked for the
correspondence, with full explanation, that Ian Paisley MP has referred to
the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

 

The Commissioner’s investigations are conducted under the terms of the
Standing Orders of the House and are proceedings to which parliamentary
privilege applies. The Commissioner has started an inquiry into an
allegation concerning Mr Ian Paisley MP and all correspondence relating to
that inquiry is exempt from disclosure under section 34(1) of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) (exemption required for the purposes of
avoiding an infringement of the privileges of either House). The exemption
applies in order to avoid an infringement of the privileges of the House
of Commons. This is an absolute exemption and the public interest test
does not apply.

 

It may be helpful to know that information about every investigation
undertaken by the Commissioner is published, once completed, on the
parliamentary website:
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Her decision, and the evidence on which she has relied, will be made
publicly available.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Lauren

 

 

Lauren Puckey | IRIS Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

 

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