Accommodation arrangements of Daniel Poulter MP and Hazel Blears since May 2010

Request

I would like to know the name of the landlord for Daniel Poulter MP and Hazel Blears since May 2010 please?

I would also like to know the first three digits of the rental property postcode since May 2010 please?


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

We have considered, for each MP, whether any of the relevant exemptions, notably Section 40(2), under the FOIA apply.  In order to be in a position to do so, it has been necessary to contact each MP and to ascertain whether:

  1. the release of the information would immediately, or clearly lead to, the identification of the full postcode and address of their rental accommodation;

  2. the MP had specific, and evidenced security concerns that require IPSA to take additional steps to protect the identification of the address. In line with our agreed policy, such concerns have to be supported by the police and/or security agencies. 

In addition, we needed to consider, in the case of each landlord, whether any of the relevant exemptions under the FOIA applied.  In order to do so, it has been necessary to contact each landlord and provide them with an opportunity to make representations.

At Annexes 1 and 2, in response to your request, are the details requested in relation to Daniel Poulter MP and Hazel Blears MP. 

We can confirm that we have withheld one landlord name under Section 40(2) on the basis that such disclosure would be "unfair processing" as it was clearly demonstrated that the release of the landlord name would immediately identify the address of the rental property.

Accommodation details of Daniel Poulter MP

Lease datesLandlordPostcode
16/08/2010 - 15/08/2012Ms Elizabeth MullinsSW1
22/10/2012 - 21/10/2013AspireSW1

Accommodation details of Hazel Blears MP

Lease datesLandlordPostcode
21/09/2011-3/12/2012Mrs Laura and Mr Shirley TsangSE1
3/12/2012-20/9/2012Mrs Laura and Mr Shirley TsangSE1
10/10/2012-9/10/2013[Redacted]SW1

Ref:
FOI2012-A135
Disclosure:
January 22, 2013
Categories:
MPs' ACCOMMODATION
Exemptions Applied:
Section 40