‘how many of mps and peers who attended baronesses thatchers funeral claimed expenses, and who has claimed what, and has tony blair and mrs blair also claimed expenses and how much’
IPSA does not hold any record of individuals who attended the funeral of Baroness Thatcher and therefore does not hold the information that you request.
IPSA was established under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 and is responsible for validating and paying claims for business costs and expenses made by MPs under the Scheme and independently monitoring and controlling MPs’ pay and pensions. As such, we also do not hold any information pertaining to individuals who are not Members of Parliament.
IPSA is not the authority responsible for making payments to Members of the House of Lords. To request this information you may wish to contact the House of Lords FOI team, via the following email address: FOILords@parliament.uk.
You will be aware that Members of Parliament are permitted, under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), to claim for expenses legitimately incurred as a result of their parliamentary duties. You can view the latest edition of the Scheme, which details the rules regarding MPs’ business costs and expenses, on our website.
We publish details of MPs’ claims for business costs and expenses on our website every two months, three months in arrears. You may view the published information by visiting our publication website. Claims made in April and May 2013 will be published from 12th September 2013.