Receipt for bought-in services by Oliver Colville MP


Please could I be supplied with the receipt(s) relating to the unpaid £10,000 claim by Oliver Colvile for “bought in services” on March 23, 2015.

Could I also be supplied with any correspondence between Mr Colvile and Ipsa relating to the claim.


IPSA holds the information that you request.

Following receipt of a claim made to IPSA by an MP under the MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), IPSA will determine whether to allow or refuse it. Claims will only be paid where they relate to expenditure incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of an MP’s parliamentary functions.

The following information has already been published on our publication website with relation to a claim by Oliver Colvile for professional services.

DateExpense TypeDetailsAmount ClaimedStatusReason If Not Paid
23/03/2015Professional Services (Staff.)Bought in services10000Not PaidNot Under Scheme

Please click here to view a copy of the invoice submitted by Mr Colvile in support of the claim listed. We have withheld a small amount of personal data relating to a third party, including their name and personal address, under section 40 of the FOIA. For reference, section 40(2) provides that personal information about third parties is exempt information if disclosure would breach the fair processing principle (Principle 1) of the Data Protection Act (DPA), where it would be unfair to those persons or is confidential. You can find out more information about personal data and FOI via guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on their website:

Please click here to view claim notes exchanged between IPSA and the MP’s office regarding this claim. These notes are entered onto the online claims system by IPSA’s validators and the MP’s office during the claims process. As with the invoice, we have removed the names of junior staff members and third parties under section 40 of the FOIA.

15 January 2016
Exemptions Applied:
Section 40