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Further information on five claims for telephone usage by Damian Collins MP
F1415-090
Disclosure Date:1 Dec 2014
Categories: GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY MPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Under the Freedom of Information Act,  may I request clarification as to whether the following payments made were for the full amount of the invoice or whether they were for shared costs and if so what proportion did they represent of the actual invoice as it is unclear from the details shown in the claim details on the website:  

  • Claim Reference 0000358873 on 22/05/14 for Office Cost covering telephone rental and usage
  • Claim Reference 0000350877 on 15/04/14 for Office Cost covering telephone rental and usage
  • Claim Reference 0000350877 on 22/03/14 for Office Cost covering telephone rental and usage
  • Claim Reference 0000339095 on 22/02/14 for Office Cost covering telephone rental and usage
  • Claim Reference 0000339095 on 22/01/14 for Office Cost covering telephone rental and usage
Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

The claims specified in your request all relate to monthly mobile phone charges, which are allowed under Office Costs Expenditure (chapter six of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses).

According to the invoices submitted, all of the costs were incurred by Mr Collins and were not shared.

If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may request an internal review. The internal review will be carried out by someone who was not involved in the original decision, and who will assess the handling of the original request.