Accommodation expenditure

Request

A list of the MPs who are due to repay capital gains on taxpayer-funded property following the transitional period for mortgage interest.

Could this information include:

  • The amounts they owe

  • How much has been repaid so far

  • Whether they are disputing the obligation to repay


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

The information that you have requested is intended for future publication and will be published on our website in spring 2013 [now available via this link].  Therefore, IPSA has 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 a full list rather than on an ad hoc basis, as in this way a clear and complete set of information is published, avoiding any potential confusion. It is for this reason that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure at this stage.

Ref:
FOI2012-A090
Disclosure:
November 19, 2012
Categories:
MPs' ACCOMMODATIONMORTGAGE INTEREST
Exemptions Applied:
Section 22