Invoices for claims by Michael Fabricant for office costs

Request

Could you please provide a copy of the receipt provided for claim number 563750


Response

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses, claims for reimbursement must be supported by evidence; usually an invoice or a receipt. As such, IPSA holds the information that you have requested.

The following information has already been published on our website relating to this claim.

DateExpense TypeNotesStatusReimbursed
14/02/2017Const Office Tel. Usage/RentalBT Constituency divert line (public local number which diverts to House of Commons office)Allowed204.57
16/02/2017Const Office Tel. Usage/RentalBT ISDN (broadcast) lineAllowed182.88
12/02/2017Const Office Tel. Usage/RentalEE 4G (iPhone, calls and data)Allowed55.69
12/02/2017Newspapers/JournalsiPad edition Sunday Times or TimesAllowed4.98
25/02/2017Newspapers/JournalsiPad edition Sunday Times or TimesAllowed17.48
08/02/2017Other Equip PurchaseiPhone recordingAllowed21.98

Please find attached a copy of the documentation submitted in support of this claim.

Exemptions applied

Section 31 – law enforcement

We have withheld a small amount of information relating to the financial transaction 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. We consider that the withheld information, if disclosed, would be likely to prejudice the financial or data security of the individuals concerned. We do not consider that the public interest in disclosure outweighs this risk. In our opinion the public interest in protecting the security of MPs and their staff outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Section 40 – personal information

We have also withheld some ‘personal data’ (as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)) from the disclosed information. Section 40(2) 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. 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-87259
Disclosure:
August 2, 2017
Categories:
MPs' OFFICE COSTSCOPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICES
Exemptions Applied:
Section 31