739. Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

739.     Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

The Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 created a Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority1, which has the function of considering the candidates proposed by the Speaker, following fair and open competition, for the posts of Chair and membership of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority ('IPSA')2 and approves the IPSA's annual estimate of resources3.

The Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority comprises the Speaker, the Leader of the House of Commons, the chairmen of the House of Commons Committees on Standards and Privileges, five members of the