Cancellation of MPs' payment cards

Request

Please supply the name of any MP who has had his or her IPSA payment card cancelled since the scheme began and the reason for that cancellation.


Response

IPSA holds some of the information that you request.

IPSA does not cancel Members’ payments cards.  Accounts for payment cards are only deactivated by IPSA upon the request of the cardholder, an individual leaving office, the loss of a card or the cardholder’s death.

Although we hold information on accounts that have been deactivated, we are unable to separately identify those that were actively deactivated by IPSA from accounts that have expired and therefore automatically deactivated.  Further, the information that is held does not allow us to separately identify the individual reasons for the card cancellations.

Ref:
F1314-130
Disclosure:
October 22, 2013
Categories:
GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRYDEBTIPSA - OPERATIONS
Exemptions Applied:
None