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Expenses claimed by Kevan Jones MP
F1415-087
Disclosure Date:13 Nov 2014
Categories: GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied: Section 21
Request

Please can you supply all expenses with regards to Kevan Jones MP County Durham's expenses in this Parliament

 

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

IPSA publishes details of all claims for business costs and expenses on our website every other month. You can view the published information via this link to our publication website.

The following instructions may assist you in filtering the information:

  1. Select ‘Aggregate Data’ via the menu bar at the top of the page
  2. Under ‘Select a year’ select the financial year you would like to view.
  3. Under ‘Select MP or Constituency’, search for the MP you are seeking data on.
  4. Click ‘Find’.
  5. This will provide an annualised summary. You can view individual claims by selecting the expense type you want to view (such as ‘Office Costs’).

The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means is not subject to release. Therefore, as the information you have requested is already available on our website, it is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means).

For your reference, the next publication date is 8 January 2015, which will cover those claims processed by IPSA during August and September 2014. Claims subsequently processed by IPSA will follow in future publications.

Some of the information you have requested is intended for publication at a future date. Section 22(1) of the FOIA states that information intended for future publication is exempt from release.

We have considered whether the public interest in releasing the information outweighs the application of the exemption. It is our opinion that the public interest is best served by publishing a full list rather than on an ad hoc basis, as in this way a clear and complete set of information is published, avoiding any potential confusion. It is for this reason that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure at this stage.