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First claim by an MP newly elected in 2015
CAS-18243
Disclosure Date:19 Jun 2015
Categories: GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied: Section 22
Request

Following the formation of the new government in the general election 2015 and formation of the House of Commons.

On what date did the first claim by any elected MP via the expenses scheme be received by IPSA

Additionally which elected MP made the claim?

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Details of all claims are published on our publication website: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk

Claims are published in accordance with our publication schedule which you can view at the following address: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/files/Publication_dates.pdf.

Using this published information, you will be able to retrieve the information that you have requested, by downloading details of all claims made during the election period, and filtering on transaction date and claim number. This will provide you with a list of claims in order of when they were created by MP.

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.