Invoices for claims made by Dominic Grieve for professional services

Request

I would like to see the receipts and associated documentation submitted by MPs for the following expenses.

Listed by claim number:

  1. 605032

  2. 593214

  3. 567329

  4. 551478

  5. 547893

  6. 381247

  7. 304670


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme, Staffing costs may be claimed to meet the cost of payments for bought-in services, where staffing services are provided by companies, self-employed individuals and others not on the MP’s payroll.

Details of all claims made by MPs are published on our website. The following details of claims made by Dominic Grieve have already been published.

DateForm No.Short DescriptionExpense TypeDetailsStatusAmount
30/09/20130000304670Freelance journalistProfessional Services (Staff.)Invoice [***] September 2014Paid398.75
15/09/20140000381247Self employed adviceProfessional Services (Staff.)Lynda Mackenzie Invoice Number 010914. Local PressPaid494.00
30/11/20160000547893Professional ServicesProfessional ServicesWork Citizens UK CommissionPaid1260.00
30/11/20160000551478Professional servicesProfessional ServicesProfessional Services (CD)-[***]Repaid1260.00
09/03/20170000567329CA Dykes - Citizen UK workProfessional ServicesProfessional services (CD)Paid1080.00
20/07/20170000593214CA Dykes - Citizen UK finalProfessional ServicesApril, May, July work - Citizen UK Parliamentary workPaid1620.00
15/09/20170000605032JLMackenzie invoice 01.09.17Professional ServicesArticles April-August 2017Paid528.00

Please find attached copies of the receipts submitted in support of these claims. Some details relating to third parties are ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). As such, we are unable to disclose this information. 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. 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.  

In addition, we have withheld invoice numbers, account details and other sensitive financial information 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-118437
Disclosure:
July 26, 2018
Categories:
COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICESMPs' STAFFINGMPs' OFFICE COSTS
Exemptions Applied:
Section 40