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Invoices for claims by Michael Fabricant for office costs
CAS-87259
Disclosure Date:3 Aug 2017
Categories: MPs' OFFICE COSTS COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES
Exemptions Applied: Section 31 Section 40
Request

Could you please provide a copy of the receipt provided for claim number 563750

 

Response

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses, claims for reimbursement must be supported by evidence; usually an invoice or a receipt. As such, IPSA holds the information that you have requested.

The following information has already been published on our website relating to this claim.

Date

Expense Type

Notes

Status

Reimbursed

14/02/2017

Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental

BT Constituency divert line (public local number which diverts to House of Commons office)

Allowed

204.57

16/02/2017

Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental

BT ISDN (broadcast) line

Allowed

182.88

12/02/2017

Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental

EE 4G (iPhone, calls and data)

Allowed

55.69

12/02/2017

Newspapers/Journals

iPad edition Sunday Times or Times

Allowed

4.98

25/02/2017

Newspapers/Journals

iPad edition Sunday Times or Times

Allowed

17.48

08/02/2017

Other Equip Purchase

iPhone recording

Allowed

21.98

Please find attached a copy of the documentation submitted in support of this claim.

Exemptions applied

Section 31 – law enforcement

We have withheld a small amount of information relating to the financial transaction under Section 31(1)(a) (Law enforcement) of the FOI Act. This section of the Act states that information is exempt if its disclosure under the FOI Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention (or detection) or crime. We consider that the withheld information, if disclosed, would be likely to prejudice the financial or data security of the individuals concerned. We do not consider that the public interest in disclosure outweighs this risk. In our opinion the public interest in protecting the security of MPs and their staff outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Section 40 – personal information

We have also withheld some ‘personal data’ (as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)) from the disclosed information. Section 40(2) provides that personal information 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.