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Details of air travel claimed by DUP MPs for dependant travel
CAS-121537
Disclosure Date:28 Aug 2018
Categories: MPs' TRAVEL
Exemptions Applied: None
Request

Please release the number, class (economy, business etc) and cost of dependant travel flights claimed by DUP MPs in the last 5 years.

Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), the costs of travel made in support of the MP’s parliamentary functions can be reimbursed. Where MPs have caring responsibilities, they may claim for journeys by their dependants between their constituency and London. MPs’ dependants must be registered with IPSA before travel can be claimed for them. For journeys by public transport, MPs may buy a ticket of any class but reimbursement will be limited to the rate of an economy class ticket available at the time of booking. In the case of air travel, ‘economy’ includes ‘flexible economy’.

Please find below the information that you have requested

Financial year

Economy

Flexible Economy

Business/Club

Total Cost (£)

Total number

Cost (£)

Number

Cost (£)

Number

Cost (£)

Number

2012-13

0

0

6,921.24

27

0

0

6,921.24

27

2013-14

729.2

2

3,919.14

18

0

0

4,648.34

20

2014-15

5,231.05

24

0

0

0

0

5,231.05

24

2015-16

5,420.79

33

341.01

3

0

0

5,761.8

36

2016-17

4,304.11

18

0

0

1,101.28

2

5,405.39

20

Grand Total

15,685.15

77

12,476.57

53

1,101.28

2

29,263

132