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House of Commons Hansard
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Business without Debate
07 July 2016
Volume 612

Opposition Parties (Financial Assistance)

Resolved,

That, notwithstanding the Resolution of the House of 23 March 2016 relating to Opposition Parties (Financial Assistance), the accounts to be published by each political party claiming financial assistance under paragraph 2.1 of the Resolution of 26 May 1999 relating to financial assistance for opposition parties, as codified and modified by the House of Commons Members Estimate Committee in the form set out in section 2 of Annex 2 of that Committee’s report to the House of 16 March 2015 (HC 1132), shall be required to include the matters set out in the Schedule.

SCHEDULE

A. Financial Assistance: Official Opposition

(i) The identification of each person at least 50% of whose salary is, or has at any time during the financial year in question been, paid for from funds received under paragraph 2.6 (if they have worked for a named Member, together with the name of that Member) and either (a) the total remuneration earned by that person if in excess of the specified threshold or, if not, (b) the relevant pay band.

(ii) The total claimed under paragraph 2.6, showing a breakdown between (a) the total direct staff costs identified in (i) above met from funds received under paragraph 2.6 and (b) other costs, indicating the principal headings of such expenditure.

B. Financial Assistance: Other parties

(i) The total number of people at least 50% of whose salary is, or has at any time during the financial year in question been, paid for from funds received under paragraph 2.6, if they have worked for a named Member or for the parliamentary party as a whole, and the relevant pay band.

(ii) The total claimed under paragraph 2.6, showing a breakdown between (a) the total direct staff costs identified in (i) above met from funds received under paragraph 2.6 and (b) other costs, indicating the principal headings of such expenditure.

C. Leader of the Opposition

(i) The identification of each person at least 50% of whose salary is, or has at any time during the financial year in question been, paid for from funds received under paragraph 2.10, and either (a) the total remuneration earned by that person if in excess of the specified threshold or, if not (b) the relevant pay band.

(ii) The total claimed under paragraph 2.10, showing a breakdown between (a) the total direct staff costs identified in (i) above met from funds received under paragraph 2.10 and (b) other costs, indicating the principal headings of such expenditure.

D. Travelling expenses

The total claimed under paragraph 2.12.

E. Representative money

(i) The total number of people at least 50% of whose salary is, or has at any time during the financial year in question been, paid for from funds received under paragraph 2.19, if they have worked for a named Member or for the parliamentary party as a whole, and the relevant pay band.

(ii) The total claimed under paragraph 2.19, showing a breakdown between (a) the total direct staff costs identified in (i) above met from the funds received under paragraph 2.19 and (b) other costs, indicating the principal headings of such expenditure.

F. Definitions

The pay bands and threshold amount referred to above shall be those applicable for the year in question to Ministers’ special advisers, as determined by the Accounting Officer of the House.—(Charlie Elphicke.)