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Receipts for travel claims made by Alex Sobel (Nov 2017-Jan 2018)
CAS-114795
Disclosure Date:4 Jun 2018
Categories: COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES MPs' TRAVEL
Exemptions Applied: Section 38 Section 40
Request

Under an above request could you please provide copies of all invoices/receipts provided on claim number: 622482 and 631381

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), travel and subsistence claims may be made for the costs of travel, and travel-related subsistence incurred by MPs or others, which are in support of the MP’s parliamentary functions.

Details of all claims made by MPs are published on our website at the following address: http://www.theipsa.org.uk/mp-costs. The following details of claims made by Alex Sobel have already been published.

Date

Expense Type

Origin

Destination

Journey

Class/Reason

Reimbursed

20/11/2017

Public Tr BUS

Headingley Lane

Morrisons

Between London & Constituency

SGL

3.00

20/11/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

54.10

27/11/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

55.00

01/12/2017

Public Tr BUS

Morrisons

Headingley

Between London & Constituency

SGL

3.00

01/12/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

London

Leeds

Between London & Constituency

Standard

55.00

04/12/2017

Public Tr BUS

Headingley

City Square

Between London & Constituency

SGL

2.30

08/01/2018

Public Tr RAIL - RTN

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

116.00

22/01/2018

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

56.00

04/12/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

55.00

07/12/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

London

Leeds

Between London & Constituency

Standard

32.00

10/12/2017

Public Tr RAIL - RTN

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

112.20

20/12/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

Luton

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

16.40

20/12/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

London

Luton

Between London & Constituency

Standard

16.40

22/01/2018

Public Tr BUS

Headingley

Leeds Train Station

Between London & Constituency

SGL

3.00

08/01/2018

Public Tr BUS

Headingley

Leeds Train Station

Between London & Constituency

SGL

3.00

29/11/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

London

Leeds

Between London & Constituency

Standard

46.00

30/11/2017

Public Tr RAIL - SGL

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

55.00

18/01/2018

Public Tr BUS

Leeds Train Station

Headingley

Between London & Constituency

SGL

2.30

15/01/2018

Public Tr RAIL - RTN

Leeds

London

Between London & Constituency

Standard

116.00

Please find attached copies of the receipts submitted in support of these claims. In accordance with section 38 of the FOIA, we have redacted the specific time of travel from the receipt. Section 38 states that information is exempt if its disclosure under the FOI Act would, or would be likely to, endanger the safety of any individual. 

After considering the nature of the withheld information it is our opinion that were a disclosure to be made into the public domain it is likely that this information could be used to endanger the safety of the individuals who may regularly utilise the same time trains for London to constituency travel. Although we recognise the public interest in transparency surrounding the publishing of this information there is also a strong public interest in ensuring that as an organisation we are able to protect our service users from threats to their safety. In our opinion the public interest in protecting the personal safety of MPs’ outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

We have also redacted personal contact details and credit card information as this information is ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). For reference, section 40(2) of the FOIA 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.