Rejected expense claims


I require the following information:

A list of expense claims, which were rejected and/or denied, made by members of parliament since May 2010, including (but not limited to) the names of the individuals, the date the request was made, the amount which was requested, the item/type/category of expense, and the written reason for the request provided by the claimant.


IPSA holds the information that you request.

We publish details of all claims made by MPs every two months on our publication website, which includes details of the paid status of each claim.   This can be found

The FOIA states that information that is accessible by other means or that is intended for future publication is not subject to release. Therefore, as the information you have requested (relating to the second part of your request) is either already available on our website or will shortly be published on our website, it is exempt from disclosure under section 21 of the FOIA (information accessible to applicant by other means) and under Section 22(1) of the FOIA (Information intended for future publication).

In reaching our decision to withhold information intended for future publication under section 22, as required by the FOIA, 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 the information at set dates, rather than on an ad hoc basis, as this way a clear and complete set of information is published, which should also avoid causing confusion. It is for these stated reasons that the application of the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

The latest details published on our website on 9 January 2014 include those claims processed between August and September 2013.  The next publication date is 13 March 2014, which will cover those claims processed by IPSA between October and November 2013.

31 January 2014
Exemptions Applied:
Section 21