Details of claims for travel within the UK

Request

Under the freedom of information act please can you tell me:

  1. what happened about the David Morris expenses claimed for travel in the UK whilst he was actually abroad in 2016 as per the BBC and Mail on Sunday reports highlighted in this article - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38064507

  2. Has David Morris claimed expenses with and form of irregularity in 2017 – 2019 and if so what action has been taken about these?

  3. If no action was taken in any of the above cases published or otherwise – please can you explain why no action was taken?


Response

IPSA holds some of the information that you request.

I will take each of your questions in turn.

1. what happened about the David Morris expenses claimed for travel in the UK whilst he was actually abroad in 2016 as per the BBC and Mail on Sunday reports highlighted in this article - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38064507

As with all MPs’ expense claims, Mr Morris’ expense claims are subject to validation checks. Further information on our validation processes can be found on our website.

Where Mr Morris was unable to provide sufficient evidence for expenses claimed, then they were either refused, or where they had already been paid, then in accordance with our post-validation checks, Mr Morris was required to repay the amounts claimed.

Details of Mr Morris’ expense claims, including those which have been refused or repaid can be found on our website.

Expense claims which have been paid, refused or repaid in the most recent financial year, are published on our website and available for download under the ‘’expense claims details’’ of Mr Morris’ expense claims webpage. Claims that have been refused or repaid are shown under Column T and the reasons under Column U of the spreadsheet.

Details of claims paid, refused or repaid for each previously published financial year can also be found on our website.

The aggregated and individual claims data is available for download from the box in the right-hand corner.

2. Has David Morris claimed expenses with and form of irregularity in 2017 – 2019 and if so what action has been taken about these?

We do not hold information about any irregularities in Mr Morris’ expense claims in the period 2017-2019.

3. If no action was taken in any of the above cases published or otherwise – please can you explain why no action was taken?

As stated at 2 above, we do not hold any information about irregularities in Mr Morris’ expense claims between 2017-2019.

This concludes our response to your request.

Ref:
CAS-140031
Disclosure:
May 21, 2019
Categories:
COPIES OF RECEIPTS/INVOICESMPs' TRAVEL
Exemptions Applied: