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Receipts submitted by Joan Ryan for advertising and staff training
CAS-33973
Disclosure Date:4 Dec 2015
Categories: COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES MPs' OFFICE COSTS MPs' STAFFING
Exemptions Applied: Section 31
Request

Could you please provide a copy of the receipt for claim number 445981

 

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 445981.

Date

Expense Type

Details

Reimbursed

Status

13/07/2015

Advertising

AZILLA/AVRUPA LTD Membership Organizations-Not Elsewhere Classified

151.50

Allowed

16/07/2015

Training MP Staff

COMPUTING FOR Computer and Data Processing Services

199.00

Allowed

Please click here to download the invoices submitted by Ms Ryan in support of the claims specified in your request.

We have withheld a small amount of information from the receipts 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.