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Members: Allowances

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many staff are engaged in processing hon. Members’ Additional Cost Allowance claims. (260006)

Staff in the Department of Resources typically have responsibilities for functions which deal with more than one parliamentary allowance. Over 6,000 claims for Additional Costs Allowance are processed each year and it is estimated that this requires the equivalent of some four full-time staff.