23 October 2009
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY COMMISSION PUBLISHES MORE DETAIL ON MLA EXPENSES
The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission has today (Friday) published details of MLAs’ Office Cost Allowance (OCA) expenses from April 2003 to March 2008. The figures provide details on individual claims made by MLAs.
The Office Cost Allowance provides funding to MLAs to undertake Assembly and constituency work and includes the cost of running a constituency office and employing staff.
Speaker of the Assembly, William Hay MLA said: “ The Assembly Commission is committed to ensuring that the Assembly is open and transparent about expenditure incurred by its Members. In June we agreed that, from the end of September 2009, we would place more information about MLAs’ expenses into the public domain. We have worked hard to stand by that commitment so that the people of Northern Ireland can see for themselves how public money is being spent . ”
Today’s publication follows the Assembly Commission’s recent release of details of MLAs’ OCA expenses for 2008-2009 and the first four months of the 2009-2010 financial year.
All information relating to MLAs’ OCA expenses from April 2003 to the first four months of 2009-2010 is now available on the Northern Ireland Assembly website at archive.niassembly.gov.uk . This information will be updated every quarter.
Notes to Editors
- Details of expenses relating to deceased MLAs will not be published.
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