Expenses claimed by Thanet MPs


Please can I have a list of all expenses claimed for every MP that covers THANET (over the last 2 years) in Kent within 20 working days.


IPSA holds the information that you request.

IPSA publishes all claims for business costs and expenses on our website every two months, three months in arrears.  You may view the published information via this link to our publication website.  The next publication date is 11 July 2013, which covers those claims processed by IPSA during February and March 2013.  Claims subsequently processed by IPSA will follow in future publications.

The FOIA states that information that is easily accessible by other means is not subject to release.  Therefore, 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).

Section 22(1) of the FOIA states that information intended for future publication is exempt from release.

We have considered whether the public interest in releasing the information outweighs the application of the exemption. It is our opinion that the public interest is best served by publishing a full list rather than on an ad hoc basis, as in this way a clear and complete set of information is published, avoiding any potential confusion. It is for this reason that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure at this stage.

2 June 2013
Exemptions Applied:
Section 21