Details of repayments for accommodation budget overspends in 2016-17

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Details of repayments for nine accommodation budgets overspends incurred by MPs in 2016-17


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IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), MPs are provided with various budgets to support them in the exercise of their parliamentary functions. MPs who overspend their budget are required to repay this amount to IPSA.

At the end of each financial year, we publish the total amount MPs have claimed from each budget, alongside the total budget to which they were entitled. Any outstanding overspend can be identified by calculating the difference between these figures.

Details of all repayments, including those for budget overspends, are published on our website following the end of the financial year. Please note: we occasionally make minor amendments to historically published data if, for example, we identify claims that have been allocated to the incorrect budget. Details of all the latest claims and repayments will next be published on 15 November 2018.

All nine overspends have been repaid in full. Details relating to the date of those repayments can be found below.

MP NameStatusDate of final repayment
Alex CunninghamRepaid in full31/08/2018
Chloe SmithRepaid in full26/10/2017
Chris LawRepaid in full31/03/2018
Douglas CarswellRepaid in full18/12/2017
Drew HendryRepaid in full30/09/2017
Graham JonesRepaid in full28/02/2018
Paul MonaghanRepaid in full07/09/2018
Simon DanczukRepaid in full21/03/2018

Ref:
CAS-124092
Disclosure:
October 8, 2018
Categories:
DEBT
Exemptions Applied:
None