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Douglas Champman start up, accommodation and travel receipts
CAS-41883
Disclosure Date:14 Mar 2016
Categories: COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES MPs' TRAVEL MPs' OFFICE COSTS START-UP
Exemptions Applied: Section 31 Section 40
Request

On an above request could you please provide a copy of receipts/invoices provided for claim number 445726

 

Response

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 on our publication website relating to claim 445726 submitted by Douglas Chapman MP.

Date

Expense Type

Details

Reimbursed

Status

24/06/2015

Public Tr AIR

BRITISH A   1258527486101 British Airways

177.14

Allowed

26/06/2015

Public Tr AIR MP Staff

BRITISH A   1258527562389 British Airways

255.80

Allowed

29/06/2015

Hotel London Area

TRAVELODGE Travelodge

197.60

Allowed

02/07/2015

Comp HW Purch StartUp

APPLE STORE R328 RADIO, TELEVISION, AND STEREO STORES (ELECTRONIC STORES)

957.20

Allowed

02/07/2015

Comp HW Purch StartUp

APPLE STORE R328 RADIO, TELEVISION, AND STEREO STORES (ELECTRONIC STORES)

980.20

Allowed

02/07/2015

Comp HW Purch StartUp

APPLE STORE R328 RADIO, TELEVISION, AND STEREO STORES (ELECTRONIC STORES)

321.55

Allowed

03/07/2015

Comp SW Purch StartUp

ELECTED TECHNOLOGIES Computer Software Stores

1000.00

Allowed

22/07/2015

Printer Purchase StartUp

STAPLES UK Stationery, Office, and School Supply Stores

389.99

Allowed

22/07/2015

Office Furn Purch StartUp

IKEA ONLINE Miscellaneous House Furnishing Specialty Shops

779.00

Allowed

Please click here to download the invoice submitted by Mr Chapman in support of the claims.

Exemptions applied

Section 31 – law enforcement

We have withheld some information under Section 31(1)(a) (Law enforcement) of the FOI Act, largely relating to the financial arrangements of MPs and their suppliers. This section of the Act states that information is exempt if its disclosure under the FOI Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention (or detection) or 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.

Section 40 – personal information

A small amount information, such as the name and address of a third parties, is ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Section 40(2) of the FOIA provides that personal information about third parties (as defined by the DPA) 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 the relationship of the DPA with the FOIA via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website: http://ico.org.uk.