Invoices for travel claims made by Rachel Reeves

Request

  • Under an above request could i please ask for copies of invoices/receipts for claims references 504139, 505087, 503984 & 506080


Response

Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), Travel and Subsistence claims may be made for the costs of travel and travel-related subsistence expenditure undertaken by an MP or others, which are necessarily incurred in the performance of the MP’s parliamentary functions.

Taking your requests for information in turn:

  • Claim #505087

The following details have already been published on our publication website relating to this claim.

DateExpense TypeOriginDestinationNotesStatusReimbursed
21/04/2016Own Vehicle CarLondonLeedsMP London to Leeds and returnAllowed180.00
30/04/2016Own Vehicle CarConstituencyVarious LocationsVarious trips in the constituencyAllowed17.10
29/04/2016Own Vehicle CarLondonLeedsMP London to Leeds and returnAllowed180.00

This claim relates to mileage costs, for which no supporting documentation is required. As such, IPSA does not hold the information that you have requested.

  • Claims #504139 and #503984

The following details have already been published on our publication website relating to these claims.

DateForm No.Expense TypeOriginDestinationStatusReimbursed
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.10
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL MP Staff - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.10
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL Volunteer - RTLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.10
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.23
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL MP Staff - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.23
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL Volunteer - RTLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.24
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.10
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL MP Staff - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.10
04/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL Volunteer - RTLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed35.10
05/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL - SGLLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed112.40
19/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL Dependant - SGLLEEDSSYDENHAM HILLAllowed102.60
29/02/20160000503984Public Tr RAIL - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed104.70
07/04/20160000504139Public Tr RAIL - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDSAllowed105.70
08/04/20160000504139Public Tr RAIL - SGLSHEFFIELDLONDON ST PANCRAS INTLAllowed74.90
22/04/20160000504139Public Tr RAIL Dependant - SGLLEEDSSYDENHAM HILLAllowed54.40
04/05/20160000504139Public Tr RAIL Dependant - SGLSYDENHAM HILLLEEDSAllowed33.40
06/05/20160000504139Public Tr RAIL Dependant - SGLLEEDSSYDENHAM HILLAllowed42.00
29/04/20160000504139Public Tr RAIL MP Staff - RTNLONDON KINGS CROSSLEEDS Allowed162.00

These claims relate to journeys which were arranged directly by the MP through Chambers (which is the House of Commons travel office). In these cases, the journeys are booked by Chambers, who then provide us with the necessary details (which are then published in full on our website).

As such, the MP does not need to provide us with any further documentation and IPSA does not therefore hold the information that you have requested.

  • Claim #506080

Under the Scheme, taxi fares will be reimbursed when a journey by taxi is necessary because no other reasonable method of transport is available for all or part of the journey. When submitting claims for taxi journeys, MPs must include a note on the reasons why they took a taxi rather than using an alternative method of transport.

The following details have already been published on our publication website relating to this claim.

DateExpense TypeNotesStatusReimbursed
05/05/2016Parkingparking for MP meetings LeedsAllowed3.00
04/05/2016Taxitaxi late night after meeting, no public transportAllowed14.00
01/04/2016Taxitaxi to Heathrow on 03.03.2016 to catch flight, very early morningAllowed56.00

Please click here to view the documentation submitted by the MP in support of these claims.

Exemptions applied 

Section 40 – personal information

The receipts requested contain the signatures of a third party, which is their ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Section 40(2) of the FOIA provides that personal information about third parties 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. As such, we have redacted this information from the receipts requested. You can find out more information about personal data and FOI via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website: http://ico.org.uk.

Ref:
CAS-59617
Disclosure:
October 13, 2016
Categories:
COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICESMPs' TRAVEL
Exemptions Applied:
Section 31