Details of claim for hotel stay

Request

I am still trying to find out under the freedom of information act, how much did Robert Halfon MP claim for hotels when he was having an affair as reported in the press, and how much did he pay back.


Response

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), all claims for reimbursement under the Scheme must be supported by evidence. 

The accommodation costs budget is designed to meet costs necessarily incurred on overnight accommodation which is required for the performance of an MP’s parliamentary functions. It can only be claimed in relation to accommodation at one location, for either hotel accommodation or a rented property. In relation to hotel accommodation, claims can only be made up to a maximum cost of £175 per night in the London Area, or £150 outside of London. Any additional costs in excess of this limit are covered by the MP themselves. Where an MP claims for a hotel stay outside the United Kingdom, this is subject to an upper limit of £175 per night.

Mr Halfon’s expense claims have been published on our website.

According to our records, none of Mr Halfon’s accommodation-related expense claims have been repaid.

This concludes our response to your request.

Ref:
CAS-140095
Disclosure:
May 14, 2019
Categories:
MPs' ACCOMMODATION
Exemptions Applied: