Breakdown of expenses claimed by Neill Carmichael MP

Request

Can i get a breakdown of expenses paid for the benefit of my MP who is Neill Carmichael the elected member for Gloucestershire?

I simply would like to know what relating to this individual is paid by the taxpayer,not his salary which we know is funded by the taxpayer but all the additional payments made by the taxpayer.

The taxpayer has to pay his living bills,heating,travel,food,rent,mortgages,etc out of his salary, why not my MP??

From my experience all these items have to be paid for from my income why is he different?


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Members of Parliament are permitted, under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), to claim for expenses legitimately incurred whilst carrying out their parliamentary duties.  You can view the Scheme via this link to our website.

IPSA publishes all claims for business costs and expenses on our website every two months, three months in arrears.  The annualised data relating to all claims made by Members of Parliament during the 2012/13 financial year was published on our website on 12 September 2013.  You can view the published information via this link to our publication website

For your reference, the next publication date is 14 November 2013, which will cover those claims processed by IPSA during June to July 2013.  Claims subsequently processed by IPSA will follow in future publications.

The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means is not subject to release. Therefore, as the information you have requested is already available on our website, it is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means).

Ref:
F1314-157
Disclosure:
November 22, 2013
Categories:
GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
Exemptions Applied:
Section 21