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Receipts submitted by Andrew Bridgen MP for office costs
CAS-33971
Disclosure Date:10 Dec 2015
Categories: COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES MPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied: Section 31 Section 40
Request

Could you please provide a copy of the invoice provided on claim number 444182

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), all claims for reimbursement under the Scheme must be supported by evidence. You can view a copy of the Scheme on our website via this link. As such, we hold all supporting documentation provided in support of claims made by MPs.

The following information has already been published relating to claim reference 444182.

Form Type

Form No.

Date

Expense Type

Reimbursed

Status

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

17/07/2015

Postage Purchase

1.84

Allowed

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

02/07/2015

Postage Purchase

2.29

Allowed

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

24/07/2015

Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental

73.31

Allowed

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

24/07/2015

Internet Usage/Rental

162.00

Allowed

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

20/07/2015

Install/Maint Office Equip.

235.00

Allowed

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

16/07/2015

Website - Design/Production

738.00

Allowed

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

10/07/2015

Const Office Gas

18.18

Allowed

EXPENSES: Office Costs

0000444182

13/07/2015

Const Office Electricity

74.14

Allowed

Please click here to download all invoices and receipts submitted to us by Mr Bridgen in support of the claims specified in your request. For reference, we have withheld any personal information under section 40 of the FOIA, and a small amount of information under section 31 of the FOIA.

Section 31(1)(a) (Law enforcement) of the FOIA states that information is exempt if its disclosure under the FOI Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention (or detection) of crime.

After considering the nature of the withheld information it is our opinion that were a disclosure to be made into the public domain it is probable that this information could be traced back to sensitive personal or commercial information which could be used for criminal activity. Although we recognise the public interest in transparency surrounding the publishing of information relating to MPs’ expenses, there is also a strong public interest in ensuring that we are able to protect our service users from the threat of being subjected to criminal activity. In our opinion the public interest in protecting the security of MPs and their property outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

A small amount information, such as the names of third-parties, is ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). As such, we have withheld such information in accordance with section 40 of the FOIA. For reference, section 40(2) provides that personal information about third parties is exempt information if disclosure would breach the fair processing principle (Principle 1) of the DPA, where it would be unfair to those persons or is confidential. You can find out more information about personal data and FOI via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website: http://ico.org.uk.