Please can you release to me a copy of the receipt(s) submitted by Gordon Brown MP for the expense claim to Ipsa for £732 to The Pen Shop as detailed below.
The details have come from the IPSA online database. The claim number is 403413.
Claim Ref. No. 403413
MP Gordon Brown
Financial Year. 2014-15
Expense Category: Office Costs
Expense Type: Stationery Purchase
Amount Claimed: £732.00
Amount Paid: £732.00
Amount Not Paid: £0.00
Amount Repaid: N/A
Details: THE PEN SHOP
Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Office Costs Expenditure (OCE) is provided to meet the costs of equipping and running and MP’s office. MPs are entitled to exercise discretion over claim for items that meet the purposes of the OCE budget, provided that the claims meet the general conditions of the Scheme.
Paragraph 1.1 of the Scheme states that all claims for reimbursement under the Scheme must be supported by evidence. As such, we hold all supporting documentation provided in support of claims made by MPs.
At the time of your request, we were in receipt of a separate request for a copy of the same receipt. We have since responded to that requested and provided a copy of the receipt you have requested.
We publish responses to all requests we receive under the FOIA on our website. The response to the separate request can be found at the following link: http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/transparency/FOI/2015-16%20Freedom%20of%20information%20requests%20and%20responses/CAS-16262.pdf
The receipt you have requested can be found via the following link: http://parliamentarystandards.org.uk/transparency/FOI/2015-16%20Freedom%20of%20information%20requests%20and%20responses/CAS-16262%20-%20Receipt%201.pdf