Expenses claimed by Mark Pritchard MP in 2010
I can confirm that IPSA holds the information that falls within the description specified in your request.
IPSA releases details about MPs’ expense claims paid under the new, independent regime on IPSA’s dedicated publication website as a matter of routine. The first cycle of expense claims, covering claims processed from 7 May to 31 August, were published on the 2 December 2010. Our records show that no claims were fully processed for Mr Pritchard between these dates.
Details of any expense claims submitted by Mr Pritchard and processed in September and October 2010 will be published on the IPSA website on Thursday 3 February 2011. Claims processed in November and December 2010 will be published on Thursday 7 April 2011. Details of any claims that IPSA has not approved for reimbursement will also be published on these dates. Therefore, IPSA have taken the view that the information you have requested is exempt under Section 22(1) of the FOIA (Information intended for future publication).
We have considered whether the public interest in releasing the information outweighs the application of the exemption. It is our opinion that the public interest is best served by publishing the information at set dates, rather than on an ad hoc basis, as this way a clear and complete set of information is published, which should also avoid causing confusion. It is for these stated reasons that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.
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- February 2, 2011
- GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
- Exemptions Applied:
- Section 22