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Additional Costs Allowance

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Leader of the House what percentage of hon. Members claimed (a) the maximum and (b) within £5.00 of the maximum Additional Costs Allowance in each year since 1997. (93279)

The information requested is as follows. Information prior to 2001-02 is not available. The 2005-06 Additional Costs Allowance figures are currently being compiled and will be published later this month.

Percentage of MPs claiming maximum ACA

Percentage of MPs claiming £5 of maximum (including those claiming the maximum)

2001-02

8.6

17.5

2002-03

35.5

38.8

2003-04

23.2

33.7

2004-05

28.5

31.6