Supplementary notes added to expense claims by MPs

Request

Please could I be supplied with the text of all supplementary notes added to expenses claims by MPs over the most recent two months available.


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

We hold on our systems all supplementary notes added to expenses claims by MPs.  However, in order to respond to your query, we would be required to review all claims made during the period you specify to locate those containing supplementary notes.  Additional work would be required to retrieve and extract supplementary notes from those expense claims that contained them.

We carried out a test for the time it would take to check all correspondence in order to locate, retrieve and extract supplementary notes from those expense claims that contained them and have estimated the staff time it would take to provide the information requested. We estimate that it would take us considerably over the appropriate cost limit of £450 (part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information Act).  Consequently, IPSA is not obliged to respond to your request (see section 12(1), FOIA).

Ref:
FOI2013-A200
Disclosure:
March 28, 2013
Categories:
IPSA - OPERATIONS
Exemptions Applied:
Cost limit