Details of claims by Simon Danczuk for mobile phone costs
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Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Office Costs Expenditure (OCE) is provided to meet the costs of renting, equipping and running an MP’s office or offices and surgeries. This includes any mobile phone costs incurred by an MP in the exercise of their parliamentary functions.
We publish details of all claims made by MPs for business costs and expenses on our publication website, which can be found at the following address: http://www.parliamentary-standards.org.uk/. Using the search function, you can search for all claims by Mr Danczuk for monthly mobile phone charges.
MPs are required to provide documentation in support of claims made for business costs; in the case of mobile phone usage this would most likely take the form of a monthly invoice. On 29 January 2016, we responded to a request under the FOIA for a copy of two mobile phone invoices submitted by Mr Danczuk. We publish all responses to requests made under the FOIA on our website, and you can find a copy of this response via this link.
This attached invoice should provide the network and package utilised by Mr Danczuk.
Section 21 - Information accessible to applicant by other means
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).
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- April 7, 2016
- MPs' OFFICE COSTS
- Exemptions Applied:
- Section 21