Please provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:
Regarding the £455.71 expenses claim from Phil Boswell; the details for the claim are below:
Claim Ref. No.: Payment To Supplier
MP: Phil Boswell
Financial Year: 2015-16
Expense Category: Office Costs
Expense Type: Furniture Purchase
Amount Claimed: £455.71
Amount Paid: £455.71
Amount Not Paid: £0.00
Amount Repaid: N/A
Short Description: Banner
I am particularly interested in what item this claim paid for (make/model of chair), whether any receipts for this claim are available, and the quantity of chairs delivered.
IPSA holds the information that you request.
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. This includes the provision of furniture (such as desks and seating).
MPs can buy office supplies online using accounts IPSA generated for them with three suppliers: Commercial, Banner and XMA. Where an MP makes a purchase from these suppliers, IPSA pays the suppliers directly, and MPs do not need to complete a form, reconcile the expense or send any receipts – IPSA gets all the information required directly from the suppliers when the order is made by the MP. These costs are then automatically allocated by IPSA to the MP’s OCE budget.
As such, IPSA does not hold a receipt or invoice for the claim in question, but does hold the following information (which has been provided to us directly by Banner).
GOAL HIGH OP CHAIR TILT MECH BK FAB
Further information on Banner (including more details on specific products) may be found on their website: http://www.bbanner.co.uk.