Details on information redacted from an FOI disclosure

Request

You specifically requested “a copy of the information that was replaced/concealed by the black box” in Annex 9 of FOI request reference FOI2012-A046.


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Please see Annex A for a copy of the information that was redacted in Annex 9 of FOI request reference FOI2012-A046.  Where the email made reference to individuals, the names of those individuals have been redacted.  In IPSA’s view, this information is exempt under section 40 (personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as it constitutes personal data.

Section 40(2) provides that personal data about third parties is exempt information if one of the conditions set out in section 40(3) is satisfied. Under the FOI Act disclosure of this information would breach the fair processing principle (Principle 1) of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), where it would be unfair to those persons or is confidential. For further information, please visit the following website: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/contents.

Annex A – Information extracted from email and releasable under the FOI Act

From: HMRC

To: IPSA

Subject: Tax on 2nd scheme expenses

Date sent: 27 July 2012

Copy of the information that was redacted in Annex 9 of FOI request reference FOI2012-A046:

In addition I have a specific query, which I’m sure we’ve discussed before but which I don’t seem to have fully resolved.  I understand there was one member in the 2010-11 year who was paid some home to office expenses, as an exceptional case (following a long-standing agreement with the Fees Office).  Please could you confirm under which section of the scheme [personal information redacted] was paid this sum, ie. was it travel, or disability?  Also please let me know whether [personal information redacted] continues to be paid these expenses.

Ref:
FOI2012-A065
Disclosure:
September 4, 2012
Categories:
IPSA - OPERATIONS
Exemptions Applied:
Section 40