Details of MPs who own properties and claim rental costs
IPSA holds some of the information that you request.
IPSA do not hold a list of MPs that own residences in London. Where a Member has made a claim under the MPs’ Scheme for Business Costs and Expenses (the Scheme) for mortgage interest subsidy, details of these claims are available on our website. You may view the published information by visiting our publication website.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards maintains and monitors the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, which, we understand, includes details of properties that are rented out by Members. The Register of Members’ Financial Interests may be viewed via this link to the Commissioner’s website.
For information relating to the MPs’ rental arrangements, I can confirm that IPSA has already provided information relating to this under a separate FOI request (Reference FOI2012-A067a), which included information relating to details of all Members of Parliament who claim for rental accommodation under the MPs’ Scheme for Business Costs and Expenses (the Scheme) and their landlord names. Where the published landlord name is a Member of Parliament, this is clearly marked.
Our response to FOI request reference FOI2012-A067a is published on our website and may be viewed via this link to the Freedom of Information section of our website. Therefore, IPSA has taken the view that the information you have requested is exempt under Section 21 of the FOIA (Information already accessible by other means).
We have already provided details relating to the location of rental properties claimed for under the Scheme in a previous Freedom of Information (FOI) request (reference FOI2012-A063a). Our response to this request may also be viewed via this link to the Freedom of Information section of our website.
The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means is not subject to release. As the information you have requested is already available on our website it is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means).
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- 22 November 2012
- MPs' ACCOMMODATION
- Exemptions Applied:
- Section 21