Claims by members of the Cabinet for mobile phone usage

Request

Please can you provide me with month by month break down for the last 12mths

How much has the mobile phone bill been for each cabinet minister ( please provide Month by Month)

What Network is each Cabinet minster on

What network package is each minister on


Response

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 members of the Cabinet 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. In processing your request for information, we have conducted a search of claims made by members of the Cabinet for monthly mobile phone charges in the last six months. This information relates only to claims by the Cabinet member themselves, and not for staff members.

Where claims have been made, we have inspected the supporting documentation provided by the MP and extracted the information that you requested. In some instances, the name of the network price plan was not contained on the invoice and, as such, IPSA does not hold this information.

Information requested

MP NameNetworkPrice plan
Alun CairnsO2O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 5GB
Amber RuddCosts not claimed
Chris GraylingEEInformation not held
David CameronCosts not claimed
David MundellO2O2 Simplicity Unlimited 30D 2GB
Elizabeth TrussO2O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 3GB
George OsborneCosts not claimed
Greg ClarkO2O2 Refresh
Jeremy HuntO2O2 Refresh
John WhittingdaleVodafone
Justine GreeningCosts not claimed
Michael FallonCosts not claimed
Michael GoveCosts not claimed
Nicky MorganVodafoneInformation not held
Patrick McLoughlinO2O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 20GB with O2 Travel
Philip HammondO2O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 1GB
Sajid JavidCosts not claimed
Stephen CrabbO2O2 Refresh Unlimited 24M 5GB 4G
Theresa MayCosts not claimed
Theresa VilliersCellhireSmall 4G SIM Card

Ref:
CAS-44093
Disclosure:
April 7, 2016
Categories:
MPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied:
None