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Capital expenditure applications approved and rejected - and names of MPs
F1415-121
Disclosure Date:27 Feb 2015
Categories: GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

I have been reading your website It says you block any form of "capital expenditure" 6 months before the election. Can you confirm what this is? Also, how many have you rejected and approved?

I take it I can request this under the FOIA. I would like to do so.

 

Response

You further clarified, on 6 February 2015, that you would also like the names of MPs who made the application.

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Paragraph 10.19 of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses states that “for the six months prior to the expected dissolution of Parliament, claims for purchases of office equipment, IT and furniture under Office Costs Expenditure will not be allowed. In exceptional circumstances where such purchases are necessary, prior approval from IPSA will be required”. This includes items like desk chairs as well as laptops and tablet computers, and came into effect for expenditure incurred after 30 September 2014.

As of 2 February 2015, 67 applications have been approved and 10 have not been approved. Please find, at Annex A, a list of MPs who have made applications.

Further details of claims that were approved will be published on our publication website, http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk, in due course.

Annex A

MP Name

Approved

Not Approved

Alan Campbell

1

0

Alasdair McDonnell

1

0

Alison McGovern

1

0

Andrew Selous

0

1

Andy Love

1

0

Brian Donohoe

1

0

Catherine McKinnell

1

0

Clive Betts

1

0

David Davis

0

1

Dominic Raab

1

0

Douglas Alexander

1

0

Douglas Carswell

2

0

Ed Balls

1

0

Edward Timpson

1

0

Emily Thornberry

1

0

Frank Dobson

0

1

Gavin Barwell

1

0

Geraint Davies

1

0

Glenda Jackson

0

1

Graham Evans

1

0

Graham Stringer

1

0

Harriet Harman

0

1

Hilary Benn

3

0

Hugh Bayley

1

0

Iain Wright

1

0

Ian Mearns

1

0

Jamie Reed

1

0

Jason McCartney

1

0

Jim Fitzpatrick

0

1

Joan Ruddock

1

0

John Baron

1

0

John Pugh

2

0

Karen Bradley

1

0

Kate Green

1

0

Kerry McCarthy

2

0

Kevin Barron

0

1

Kris Hopkins

1

0

Luciana Berger

1

0

Maria Eagle

1

0

Mike Weatherley

1

0

Nadhim Zahawi

1

0

Naomi Long

1

0

Nic Dakin

0

1

Nick Boles

1

0

Nigel Evans

2

0

Norman Baker

1

0

Oliver Heald

1

0

Phillip Hammond

1

0

Rehman Chisti

2

0

Richard Burden

1

0

Roger Gale

1

0

Roger Godsiff

1

0

Roger Williams

1

0

Ronnie Campbell

1

0

Sarah Champion

1

0

Shabana Mahmood

1

0

Sheryll Murray

1

0

Steve McCabe

1

0

Steve Reed

0

1

Tessa Jowell

1

0

Tim Yeo

1

0

Tobias Ellwood

1

1

Tom Brake

1

0

Tom Clarke

1

0

Tom Harris

1

0

Tony Baldry

1

0

Tristram Hunt

1

0

Yvette Cooper

2

0