Review of past ACA payments: further supplementary report - Members Estimate Committee Contents


Review of past ACA payments: further supplementary report


1. We published Sir Thomas Legg's report on past ACA payments in February 2010, together with the decisions on appeals considered by Sir Paul Kennedy.[1] In March 2010 we published the decisions on appeals which Members were allowed to make after the main deadline because they had not previously had an opportunity to appeal.[2] The purpose of this report is to publish Sir Paul Kennedy's decision on one additional late appeal.

2. Ivor Caplin was a Member of this House in 2004-05, the first part of the period covered by Sir Thomas Legg's report. We offered him the opportunity to make a late appeal on the grounds that he had not been able either to respond to Sir Thomas Legg's conclusions (because letters had been sent to an incorrect address) or to make an appeal within time (because the final deadline passed about a day after he made contact with the House authorities). No other former Member was in a similar position.

3. Ivor Caplin responded by submitting an appeal. Sir Paul Kennedy's decision on that appeal is published as an appendix to this report.

4. Ivor Caplin has accepted Sir Paul Kennedy's conclusions and has agreed to make the recommended repayment within 30 days, at which point the matter will be closed.


1   First Report from the Members Estimate Committee, 2009-10, Review of past ACA payments, HC 348. Back

2   Second Report from the Members Estimate Committee, 2009-10, Review of past ACA payments: supplementary report, HC 450. Back


 
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