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Invoices for claims made by Dominic Grieve for professional services
CAS-118437
Disclosure Date:27 Jul 2018
Categories: COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES MPs' STAFFING MPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied: Section 40 Section 31
Request

I would like to see the receipts and associated documentation submitted by MPs for the following expenses.

Listed by claim number:

  1. 605032
  2. 593214
  3. 567329
  4. 551478
  5. 547893
  6. 381247
  7. 304670 
Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme, Staffing costs may be claimed to meet the cost of payments for bought-in services, where staffing services are provided by companies, self-employed individuals and others not on the MP’s payroll.

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 Dominic Grieve have already been published.

Date

Form No.

Short Description

Expense Type

Details

Status

Amount

30/09/2013

0000304670

Freelance journalist

Professional Services (Staff.)

Invoice  [***]  September 2014

Paid

398.75

15/09/2014

0000381247

Self employed advice

Professional Services (Staff.)

Lynda Mackenzie Invoice Number 010914. Local Press

Paid

494.00

30/11/2016

0000547893

Professional Services

Professional Services

Work Citizens UK Commission

Paid

1260.00

30/11/2016

0000551478

Professional services

Professional Services

Professional Services (CD)-[***]

Repaid

1260.00

09/03/2017

0000567329

CA Dykes - Citizen UK work

Professional Services

Professional services (CD)

Paid

1080.00

20/07/2017

0000593214

CA Dykes - Citizen UK final

Professional Services

April, May, July work - Citizen UK Parliamentary work

Paid

1620.00

15/09/2017

0000605032

JLMackenzie invoice 01.09.17

Professional Services

Articles April-August 2017

Paid

528.00


Please find attached copies of the receipts submitted in support of these claims. Some details relating to third parties are ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). As such, we are unable to disclose this information. 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.  

In addition, we have withheld invoice numbers, account details and other sensitive financial information 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.

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 probable that this information could be traced back to sensitive personal or commercial information which could be used for criminal activity. Although we recognise the public interest in transparency surrounding the publishing of information relating to MPs’ expenses there is also a strong public interest in ensuring that we are able to protect our service users from the threat of being subjected to criminal activity. In our opinion the public interest in protecting the security of MPs and their property outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.