The Compliance Officer for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority carried
out an investigation into whether Ian Swales MP was paid an amount under the MPs’
Expenses Scheme (the Scheme) that should not have been allowed.
The investigation was conducted in accordance with section 9(1) of the Parliamentary
Standards Act 2009 (as amended by the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act
The investigation was initiated following a complaint by a member of the public, which gave the Compliance Officer a reason to believe Mr Swales may have received funding
for claims relating to a website (www.ianswales.com) that did not comply with the rules
of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority as set out in the Scheme.
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