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Claims by members of the Shadow Cabinet for mobile phone usage
CAS-44071
Disclosure Date:8 Apr 2016
Categories: MPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Please can you provide me with month by month break down for the last 12mths 

How much has the mobile phone bill been for each shadow cabinet minister ( please provide Month by Month)

What Network is each Shadow Cabinet minster on 

What network package is each Shadow minister on 

 

Response

Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Office Costs Expenditure (OCE) is provided to meet the costs of renting, equipping and running an MP’s office or offices and surgeries. This includes any mobile phone costs incurred by an MP in the exercise of their parliamentary functions.

We publish details of all claims made by MPs for business costs and expenses on our publication website, which can be found at the following address: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/. Using the search function, you can search for all claims by members of the Shadow Cabinet for monthly mobile phone charges. It should be noted that MPs often claim a portion of the total bill to separate costs incurred as an MP from those incurred as a result of other responsibilities.

MPs are required to provide documentation in support of claims made for business costs; in the case of mobile phone usage this would most likely take the form of a monthly invoice. In processing your request for information, we have conducted a search of claims made by members of the Shadow Cabinet for monthly mobile phone charges in the last six months.

Where claims have been made, we have inspected the supporting documentation provided by the MP and extracted the information that you requested. In some instances, the name of the network price plan was not contained on the invoice and, as such, IPSA does not hold this information.

Information requested

MP Name

Network

Price plan

Jeremy Corbyn

Orange

Information not held

John McDonnell

Costs not claimed

Angela Eagle

Costs not claimed

Heidi Alexander

Costs not claimed

Owen Smith

O2

O2 Unlimited 24M 5GB 4G

Lilian Greenwood

EE

Information not held

Hilary Benn

Vodafone

Information not held

Andy Burnham

EE

Information not held

Diane Abbott

O2

O2 Unlimited 24M 10GB

Vernon Coaker

Costs not claimed

Maria Eagle

O2

O2 Unlimited 24M 5GB 4G

Jon Trickett

Costs not claimed

 

Gloria De Piero

EE

EE Extra 10 GB

Seema Malhotra

O2

O2 Simplicity Unlimited 30D 2GB

Kate Green

Costs not claimed

Tom Watson

EE

4GEE £57 plan - 24 months

Angela Smith

EE

EE Extra - 20GB £53.99

Emily Thornberry

Costs not claimed

Rosie Winterton

O2

O2 Refresh ultd 24M 5GB 4G with O2 Travel

Karl Turner

EE

Information not held

Lucy Powell

Vodafone

4G Y8 24X IP UM UTX 4GB M

Lisa Nandy

O2

O2 Unlimited 24M 2GB 4G

Ian Murray

Vodafone

unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 4GB internet, 4G Bonus - 1GB Data, 24 months - inclusive entertainment

Chris Bryant

EE

Information not held

Luciana Berger

O2

O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 10GB

John Healey

O2

O2 Refresh ultd 24M 2GB 4G with O2 Travel

Kerry McCarthy

Costs not claimed

Nia Griffith

Costs not claimed

Jonathan Ashworth

O2

O2 Refresh ultd 24M 5GB 4G