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Claims by members of the Cabinet for mobile phone usage
CAS-44093
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 cabinet minister ( please provide Month by Month)

What Network is each Cabinet minster on

What network package is each 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 Cabinet for monthly mobile phone charges.

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 Cabinet for monthly mobile phone charges in the last six months. This information relates only to claims by the Cabinet member themselves, and not for staff members.

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

Alun Cairns

O2

O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 5GB

Amber Rudd

Costs not claimed

Chris Grayling

EE

Information not held

David Cameron

Costs not claimed

David Mundell

O2

O2 Simplicity Unlimited 30D 2GB

Elizabeth Truss

O2

O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 3GB

George Osborne

Costs not claimed

Greg Clark

O2

O2 Refresh

Jeremy Hunt

O2

O2 Refresh

John Whittingdale

Vodafone

Information not held

Justine Greening

Costs not claimed

Michael Fallon

Costs not claimed

Michael Gove

Costs not claimed

Nicky Morgan

Vodafone

Information not held

Patrick McLoughlin

O2

O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 20GB with O2 Travel

Philip Hammond

O2

O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 1GB

Sajid Javid

Costs not claimed

Stephen Crabb

O2

O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 5GB 4G

Theresa May

Costs not claimed

Theresa Villiers

Cellhire

Small 4G SIM Card