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This section contains information on MPA members expenses, allowances, gifts, hospitality, and register of interests.

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MPA members register of interests, gifts, allowances and expenses

The conduct of the MPA’s 23 members is governed by the MPA’s Code of Conduct, which is a statutory code. To meet their obligations under this Code and as part of the Authority’s corporate governance policies, members are required to register financial and other interests and to declare any gifts or hospitality they receive which might be seen to influence their ability to take decisions in the public interest. To ensure transparency the MPA also publishes details of allowances and expenses paid to its members.

Register of interests

On taking office each member must complete a declaration of interests. They are then responsible for informing the Authority within 28 days of becoming aware of any change to the interests declared by them. There may be a time delay between the member doing this and the change being made to the details posted on the website. Therefore, the definitive version of the register is that held by the Authority’s Monitoring Officer.

The members’ declarations fall within various categories (Code of conduct - Para 8). Set out below is a fuller description of those interests:

  • Details of any employment, self-employment or business
  • Sponsorship
    The name  of any person or body, other than a relevant public authority, who has made a payment to the member in respect of any expenses incurred by him/her in carrying out his/her duties.
  • Interests in companies and securities
    The name of any corporate body which has a place of business or land in the area of the Authority and in which the member has shares or other securities which exceed the nominal value of £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital.
  • Contracts with the Authority
    All contracts, of which the member is aware and which are not fully discharged, for the supply of goods, services or works between the Authority and:
    1. the member or a firm in which he or she is a partner
    2. a company of which the member is a paid director, or
    3. a body in which the member has a beneficial interest as defined above
  • Land in the area of the Authority
    Any land which is in the area of the Authority and in which the member has a beneficial interest (including the member’s own home).
  • Corporate tenancies
    Any tenancies of property of which the member is aware where the Authority is the landlord and the tenant is:
    1. a firm in which he/she is a partner
    2. a company of which he/she is a paid director
    3. a body in which the member has a beneficial interest as defined above
  • Licences
    Any land in the Authority’s area in which the member has a licence (either individually or jointly with others) to occupy for 28 days or longer. ‘Land’ includes buildings or parts of buildings.
    Membership, general control or management
  • Membership of or a position of general control or management in any of the following:
    1. a body to which the member has been appointed or nominated by the Authority as its representative
    2. a public authority or body exercising functions of a public nature
    3. a company, industrial and provident society, charity or body directed to charitable purposes
    4. a body whose principal purposes include the influence of public opinion or policy; and
    5. a trade union or professional association

Gifts and hospitality

The Code of Conduct requires members to register any gifts or hospitality worth £25 or more received by them in connection with their official duties as a member. This has to be done within 28 days of receipt of the gift or hospitality.

At meetings of the Authority or its committees a member should declare acceptance of a gift or hospitality where it represents a personal or prejudicial interest in relation to a matter under discussion. This obligation ceases three years after the registration of that particular interest.

Allowances and expenses

MPA members are paid an allowance in respect of their role on the Authority, in line with an agreed Scheme of Allowances. They are also able to claim reimbursement of expenses incurred in the course of their MPA duties, as set out in Scheme of Expenses.



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Former MPA members

  • Stephanie Caplan - stood down at end of June 2010 (not a full member of the Authority but specifically appointed as an independent person to the Standards Committee) Allowances for 2009/10 £1,206.60, for 2010-11 £301.65. No expenses were claimed for 2009/10 or 2010/11.
  • Richard Tracey - appointment withdrawn in June 2010, following changes in proportionality of the Authority. No claims for expenses were submitted for 2009/10. Allowances for 2009/10 £9,570. Allowances for 2010/11 £2,046.92.
  • Boris Johnson stood down as Chair of the MPA on 27 January 2010. He did not receive an allowance
  • Deborah Regal resigned in March 2010. No claims for expenses were submitted for 2009/10. Allowances for 2009/10 £19,798.05 (including special responsibility allowance for seven months) 

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