Details of the total cost claimed by MPs for the recall of Parliament on Thursday 29 August 2013


Please provide details of the total cost of expenses claimed by MPs for the recall of Parliament on Thursday 29th August 2013. Please list details of a) The name of the MP who claimed b) the amount claimed c) what the claim was for.


Members of Parliament are permitted, under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), to claim for expenses legitimately incurred as a result of their parliamentary duties, including those related to the recall of Parliament. 

Under the Scheme, MPs are allowed a maximum of 90 days for submission of claims after a business cost or expense has been incurred.  Claims relating to expenses incurred in relation to the recall of Parliament on Thursday 29th August 2013, therefore, may be submitted at any point up to November.

IPSA does not therefore currently hold the information you request. 

Once the 90 day submission period has ended, all claims for expenses are then published on our expenses website every two months, three months in arrears.  Claims made in August and September 2013 will be published from 9 January 2014. 

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.

3 September 2013
Exemptions Applied:
Section 22