Capital expenditure applications approved and rejected - and names of MPs


I have been reading your website It says you block any form of "capital expenditure" 6 months before the election. Can you confirm what this is? Also, how many have you rejected and approved?

I take it I can request this under the FOIA. I would like to do so.


You further clarified, on 6 February 2015, that you would also like the names of MPs who made the application.

IPSA holds the information that you request.

Paragraph 10.19 of the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses states that “for the six months prior to the expected dissolution of Parliament, claims for purchases of office equipment, IT and furniture under Office Costs Expenditure will not be allowed. In exceptional circumstances where such purchases are necessary, prior approval from IPSA will be required”. This includes items like desk chairs as well as laptops and tablet computers, and came into effect for expenditure incurred after 30 September 2014.

As of 2 February 2015, 67 applications have been approved and 10 have not been approved. Please find, at Annex A, a list of MPs who have made applications.

Further details of claims that were approved will be published on our publication website,, in due course.

Annex A

MP NameApprovedNot Approved
Alan Campbell10
Alasdair McDonnell10
Alison McGovern10
Andrew Selous01
Andy Love10
Brian Donohoe10
Catherine McKinnell10
Clive Betts10
David Davis01
Dominic Raab10
Douglas Alexander10
Douglas Carswell20
Ed Balls10
Edward Timpson10
Emily Thornberry10
Frank Dobson01
Gavin Barwell10
Geraint Davies10
Glenda Jackson01
Graham Evans10
Graham Stringer10
Harriet Harman01
Hilary Benn30
Hugh Bayley10
Iain Wright10
Ian Mearns10
Jamie Reed10
Jason McCartney10
Jim Fitzpatrick01
Joan Ruddock10
John Baron10
John Pugh20
Karen Bradley10
Kate Green10
Kerry McCarthy20
Kevin Barron01
Kris Hopkins10
Luciana Berger10
Maria Eagle10
Mike Weatherley10
Nadhim Zahawi10
Naomi Long10
Nic Dakin01
Nick Boles10
Nigel Evans20
Norman Baker10
Oliver Heald10
Phillip Hammond10
Rehman Chisti20
Richard Burden10
Roger Gale10
Roger Godsiff10
Roger Williams10
Ronnie Campbell10
Sarah Champion10
Shabana Mahmood10
Sheryll Murray10
Steve McCabe10
Steve Reed01
Tessa Jowell10
Tim Yeo10
Tobias Ellwood11
Tom Brake10
Tom Clarke10
Tom Harris10
Tony Baldry10
Tristram Hunt10
Yvette Cooper20

27 February 2015
Exemptions Applied: