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Parliamentary Standards Authority

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals are to be appointed to the Parliamentary Standards Authority; by what process the appointments will be made; what criteria for appointment will apply; whether there is to be provision for their remuneration; and for what period such appointments would be made. (277698)

I have been asked to reply.

The proposed arrangements for appointment and remuneration of members of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority are set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Parliamentary Standards Bill [Bill 121] as published.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely (a) establishment and (b) running costs of the proposed new Parliamentary Standards Authority (PSA); and whether the PSA will be a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (280177)

I have been asked to reply.

Cross-party discussions on the form of the new authority are ongoing. The Government's proposal on the classification of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act is published in the Parliamentary Standards Bill.