Volume of documents received by IPSA as supporting evidence in 2018

Request

You requested information about the number of pages of documents IPSA received during 2018 as supporting evidence for payment card reconciliations and expense reimbursement claims submitted by or on behalf of MPs.


Response

IPSA holdsthe information you request.

By way of background, evidence submitted in support of reimbursement or payment card claims are scanned into IPSA’s systems upon receipt. The figures in the table below relate to the total number of pages of documents received as evidence by IPSA. These figures have been extracted from our systems software.

MonthNumber of documents
January18,507
February16,013
March17,973
April20,830
May17,230
June14,650
July21,921
August14,643
September14,376
October18,084
November 17,754
December17,757
Total pages209,738

We are unable to provide you with a further break down of the figures as to do so would require us to access each individual MP’s account, and undertake a manual count of the number of pages of documents scanned into each account.

We estimate that the cost of locating, retrieving and extracting this information would take us over the appropriate cost limit of £450 (part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information Act). Consequently, in accordance with section 12(1) FOIA, IPSA is unable to provide you with the requested information.

This concludes our response to your request.

Ref:
CAS-130268
Disclosure:
January 29, 2019
Categories:
GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRYIPSA - OPERATIONS
Exemptions Applied: