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Receipts submitted by Michael Fabricant for office costs
CAS-34053
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/receipt for the claim number 433689

 

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 433689.

Form No.

Date

Expense Type

Details

Reimbursed

Status

0000433689

05/06/2015

Other Equip Purchase

Computer cover (John Lewis)

24.95

Allowed

0000433689

05/06/2015

Computer HW Purchase

Computer equipment (John Lewis)

479.00

Allowed

0000433689

04/06/2015

Other Equip Purchase

Charger (Amazon)

44.98

Allowed

0000433689

07/06/2015

Newspapers/Journals

iPad edition Sunday Times or Times

4.98

Allowed

Please click here to download all invoices and receipts submitted to us by Mr Fabricant 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 and email addresses 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.