Invoice for stationery claimed by Fabian Hamilton MP

Request

Please provide a copy of the receipt or invoice submitted on claim number 478311


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

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 relating to this claim has already been published on our publication website.

DateCategoryExpense TypeNotesStatusReimbursed
12/01/2016Office Costs ExpenditureStationery PurchasePrinter tonerAllowed59.36
12/01/2016Office Costs ExpenditureStationery PurchaseOutgoing post organiserAllowed6.44
12/01/2016Office Costs ExpenditureStationery PurchaseBatteriesAllowed17.24

View copies of the invoices submitted by Mr Hamilton in support of the claim.

Exemptions applied

Section 31 – law enforcement

We have withheld the customer and invoice number contained within the invoice under Section 31(1)(a) (Law enforcement) of the FOI Act. 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.

Ref:
CAS-49597
Disclosure:
June 8, 2016
Categories:
COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES
Exemptions Applied:
Section 31