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Claims rejected for lack of supporting evidence in 2013/14
F1415-140
Disclosure Date:19 Feb 2015
Categories: GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied: Section 21
Request

Under a request how many mps during the fiscal year 13/14 had a claim for expenses rejected for not providing a receipt or paperwork to support the claim?

Further to the above could you name the MP and the total claimed ?

 

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

You will be aware that IPSA publishes all claims for business costs and expenses on our website every two months, three months in arrears.  The annualised information published on our website will provide the information you are requesting. You can view the published information via this link to our publication website

The following instructions may assist you in locating the information:

  1. Select ‘Data Downloads’ via the menu bar at the top of the page.
  2. Select a financial year. This will prompt a spreadsheet of all claims made that year to download.
  3. Open the spreadsheet and locate the ‘Status’ column. Select ‘Not Paid’.
  4. Locate the ‘Reason If Not Paid’ column and select’ Insufficient Evidence’.

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).