Details of expenses incurred by dependents

Request

Jacob Rees-Mogg is fond of taking his young son with him when the former is on government business or is attending Conservative party meetings and weekend get-togethers.

I wish to know if any costs or expenses incurred in the name of Mr. Rees-Mogg's son are paid by Mr. Rees-Mogg or by the tax payer. This should also include any subsidised food/beverages that may have been taken by Mr. Rees-Mogg's son in government restaurants or cafeterias.


Response

I can confirm that we hold information relevant to your request.

Information about the claims made by individual MPs are regularly published on our website.

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), claims may be made for the staffing and business costs by MPs or others, which are in support of the MP’s parliamentary functions. The information published includes the names and salary bands of connected parties. ‘Connected parties’ is a term we use for immediate members of MPs’ families and business partners with whom they share significant interests.

In the top right-hand corner, select the financial year you are interested in. Then select the ‘other data’ spreadsheet from the drop-down menu, and download the spreadsheet. This gives you access to the spreadsheet.

Data for specific MPs is available on IPSA's website. Select the MP using the A-Z list. Data concerning connected parties is in the ‘Other financial information’ section.

As the information is reasonably accessible from the website, it is subject to a Refusal Notice under section 21 of FOIA.

Ref:
CAS-157008
Disclosure:
May 15, 2020
Categories:
GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRYMPs' CONNECTED PARTIES
Exemptions Applied:
Section 21