Receipts for photocopier rental claimed by David Heath

Request

A copy of the invoice submitted by Mr David Heath MP as supporting evidence for photocopier rental totalling £329.00.


Response

The following table provides the information released on IPSA’s publication website relating to this claim, as well as all additional information contained on the invoice. Please note that we have withheld any invoice numbers, contract numbers, BACs code, account numbers, IBAN and CHAPs code for payment as these may be traced back to sensitive personal or commercial information. We have withheld this 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 possible that this information could be traced back to sensitive personal or commercial information which could be misused for criminal activity. Although we recognise the public interest in transparency surrounding the publishing of invoice information there is also a strong public interest in ensuring that as an organisation we are able to protect our service users from the threat of being subjected to criminal activity, which is achieved through our capacity to withhold certain information from disclosure. It is for this reason that we have decided that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. 

View the table containing the information released on IPSA’s publication website relating to this claim, as well as all additional information contained on the invoice.

Ref:
FOI121
Disclosure:
January 13, 2011
Categories:
COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES
Exemptions Applied:
Section 31