Details of interest free loans available to MPs

Request

  1. What are the names of the MP’s who have been given an, “interest free loan?”

  2. When were they given the loan (date) and how much?

  3. When did they pay it back (breakdown would be helpful)?

  4. How long were they given the loan for, eg six months, one year, two years? Again, a breakdown would be helpful.


Response

I can confirm that the information you have requested is due to be published on the IPSA website in July this year.

The information is therefore exempt under section 22(1) (information intended for future publication) of the FOIA. Although we recognise that there is a public interest in knowing which MPs have been given interest free loans. It is our opinion that it is in the greater public interest to publish the information at a set date, rather than on a piecemeal basis, which will mean that a clear and complete set of information is published, and will also avoid causing confusion. It is for these stated reasons that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

Ref:
FOI2011-009
Disclosure:
January 28, 2011
Categories:
MPs' PAY AND PENSIONS
Exemptions Applied:
Section 22