Douglas Champman start up, accommodation and travel receipts

Request

On an above request could you please provide a copy of receipts/invoices provided for claim number 445726


Response

Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), all claims for reimbursement under the Scheme must be supported by evidence. You can view a copy of the Scheme on our website via this link. As such, we hold all supporting documentation provided in support of claims made by MPs.

The following information has already been published on our publication website relating to claim 445726 submitted by Douglas Chapman MP.

DateExpense TypeDetailsReimbursedStatus
24/06/2015Public Tr AIRBRITISH A 1258527486101 British Airways177.14Allowed
26/06/2015Public Tr AIR MP StaffBRITISH A 1258527562389 British Airways255.80Allowed
29/06/2015Hotel London AreaTRAVELODGE Travelodge197.60Allowed
02/07/2015Comp HW Purch StartUpAPPLE STORE R328 RADIO, TELEVISION, AND STEREO STORES (ELECTRONIC STORES)957.20Allowed
02/07/2015Comp HW Purch StartUpAPPLE STORE R328 RADIO, TELEVISION, AND STEREO STORES (ELECTRONIC STORES)980.20Allowed
02/07/2015Comp HW Purch StartUpAPPLE STORE R328 RADIO, TELEVISION, AND STEREO STORES (ELECTRONIC STORES)321.55Allowed
03/07/2015Comp SW Purch StartUpELECTED TECHNOLOGIES Computer Software Stores1000.00Allowed
22/07/2015Printer Purchase StartUpSTAPLES UK Stationery, Office, and School Supply Stores389.99Allowed
22/07/2015Office Furn Purch StartUpIKEA ONLINE Miscellaneous House Furnishing Specialty Shops779.00Allowed

Please click here to download the invoice submitted by Mr Chapman in support of the claims.

Exemptions applied

Section 31 – law enforcement

We have withheld some information under Section 31(1)(a) (Law enforcement) of the FOI Act, largely relating to the financial arrangements of MPs and their suppliers. This section of the Act states that information is exempt if its disclosure under the FOI Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the prevention (or detection) or crime. After considering the nature of the withheld information it is our opinion that were a disclosure to be made into the public domain it is probable that this information could be traced back to sensitive personal or commercial information which could be used for criminal activity. Although we recognise the public interest in transparency surrounding the publishing of information relating to MPs’ expenses there is also a strong public interest in ensuring that we are able to protect our service users from the threat of being subjected to criminal activity. In our opinion the public interest in protecting the security of MPs and their property outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Section 40 – personal information

A small amount information, such as the name and address of a third parties, is ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Section 40(2) of the FOIA provides that personal information about third parties (as defined by the DPA) is exempt information if disclosure would breach the fair processing principle (Principle 1) of the DPA, where it would be unfair to those persons or is confidential. You can find out more information about personal data, and the relationship of the DPA with the FOIA via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website: http://ico.org.uk.

Ref:
CAS-41883
Disclosure:
March 14, 2016
Categories:
COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICESMPs' TRAVELMPs' OFFICE COSTSSTART-UP
Exemptions Applied:
Section 31