IPSA’s approach to retroactive validation of MPs’ expense claims
IPSA holds the information that you request.
We have given careful consideration to your request and have determined that the cost of complying would exceed the appropriate limit set out in The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004 and we are therefore unable to comply with your information request under section 12(1) of the Act.
The appropriate limit for Public Authorities, such as IPSA, is currently set at £450 which represents the cost of one person spending more than 18 hours identifying, locating, retrieving and extracting information falling within the scope of your request.
This is because we have identified over 7565 lines of information, which would need to be analysed to retrieve the requested information. Once retrieved, the information would then need to be combined with information from IPSA’s legacy IT systems. We estimate that this alone would take us over the appropriate cost/time limit. Whilst not factored into the exemption, it would take us additional time to review the data to redact any security-related or other sensitive information.
This concludes our response to your request.
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- May 14, 2019
- IPSA - POLICYIPSA - OPERATIONS
- Exemptions Applied:
- Section 12(1)