Full breakdown of all MPs' expenses for the last 12 months
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. The next publication date is 14 November 2013, which covers those claims processed by IPSA during June to July 2013. Claims subsequently processed by IPSA will follow in future publications.
The published information is broken down by expense type and includes those that were not paid, part paid or subsequently repaid. You may view the published information via this link to our publication website.
The FOIA states that information that is 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).
As noted above, the information published on our website relates to claims made up until the end of May 2013 and claims made after the end of May 2013 are intended for future publication. 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.
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- 18 September 2013
- GENERAL EXPENSES ENQUIRY
- Exemptions Applied:
- Section 21