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Invoice for furniture claimed by Patrick Grady
CAS-44202
Disclosure Date:11 Apr 2016
Categories: COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES MPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

I would like to know what the following items were (make/model, type/design), whether any receipts for this claim are available (if so, I'd like to see those receipts), and the quantity of chairs/desks delivered.

Date

Category

Expense Type

Details

Status

Reimbursed

01/07/2015

Start Up

Furn Purch StartUp

Desk

Allowed

£591.46

01/07/2015

Start Up

Furn Purch StartUp

Chair

Allowed

£993.60

01/07/2015

Start Up

Furn Purch StartUp

Chair

Allowed

£110.40

29/08/2015

Start Up

Furn Purch StartUp

Chair

Allowed

£248.40

Response

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).

Information already published

Information disclosed

Date

Details

Reimbursed

Product description

Quantity purchased

Product code

01/07/2015

Desk

£591.46

Fraction Wave Desk LH 1400mm Oak

4

6660749

01/07/2015

Chair

£993.60

Etna Mesh Chair

4

6660895

01/07/2015

Chair

£110.40

Stakka Chair Chrome Frame Black Fab

2

6660902

29/08/2015

Chair

£248.40

Etna Mesh Chair

1

6660895

Further information on Banner (including more details on specific products) may be found on their website: http://www.bbanner.co.uk.