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Members: Allowances

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the information on hon. Members' expenses which has been leaked was obtained by the unauthorised (a) electronic and (b) physical copying of material. (276388)

The matter is subject to an internal inquiry. I will write to the hon. Member when it has reached conclusions.

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when the Commission expects publication by the House of information relating to hon. Members' allowances between 2004 and 2008; and if he will make a statement. (278002)

Preparation for publication of Members' allowances claims and supporting documentation from April 2004 until March 2008 is nearing completion. Final checks are being carried out, and any appeals by Members about the precise scope of what is included in the publication scheme are due to be heard and determined by the Committee on Members' Allowances during the course of next week. Subject to testing the public internet access arrangements, publication will follow as soon as possible after that.