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Invoices for communications costs claimed by Debbie Abrahams and Ian Lavery
CAS-106142
Disclosure Date:13 Mar 2018
Categories: COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES MPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied: Section 40
Request
  • Please provide as much detail as possible about the expense claim made by Debbie Abrahams on the 19/8/2017 for a 'communications and scoping report' filed under 'professional services. The expense is for £1,800. For this i would like to see the receipt, and details of the recipient.
  • Please provide as much detail as possible about the expense claims made by Ian Lavery on the 4/9/2017 and the 1/4/2017 for 'Press & Publicity'. For this i would like to see the receipt and details of the recipient.
Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), office costs can be claimed to cover the cost of renting, equipping and running MPs’ constituency offices, surgeries and other activities which support their parliamentary functions.

Please find attached the supporting documentation provided by the MP in support of the claims listed in your request.

Please note, we have withheld the names and data relating to third party individuals. Section 40(2) provides that personal information (as defined by the Data Protection Act) about third parties 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 FOI via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website: http://ico.org.uk.