Receipts for travel claims made by Alex Sobel


Under an above request could you please provide copies of all invoices/receipts provided on claim number: 622482 and 631381


IPSA holds the information that you request.

Under the Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses (‘the Scheme’), travel and subsistence claims may be made for the costs of travel, and travel-related subsistence incurred by MPs or others, which are in support of the MP’s parliamentary functions.

Details of all claims made by MPs are published on our website at the following address: The following details of claims made by Alex Sobel have already been published.

DateExpense TypeOriginDestinationJourneyClass/ReasonReimbursed
20/11/2017Public Tr BUSHeadingley LaneMorrisonsBetween London & ConstituencySGL3.00
20/11/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard54.10
27/11/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard55.00
01/12/2017Public Tr BUSMorrisonsHeadingley Between London & ConstituencySGL3.00
01/12/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLondonLeedsBetween London & ConstituencyStandard55.00
04/12/2017Public Tr BUSHeadingley LaneCity SquareBetween London & ConstituencySGL2.30
08/01/2018Public Tr RAIL - RTNLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard116.00
22/01/2018Public Tr RAIL - SGLLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard56.00
04/12/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard55.00
07/12/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLondonLeedsBetween London & ConstituencyStandard32.00
10/12/2017Public Tr RAIL - RTNLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard112.20
20/12/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLutonLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard16.40
20/12/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLondonLutonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard16.40
22/01/2018Public Tr BUSHeadingleyLeeds Train StationBetween London & ConstituencySGL3.00
08/01/2018Public Tr BUSHeadingleyLeeds Train StationBetween London & ConstituencySGL3.00
29/11/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLondonLeedsBetween London & ConstituencyStandard46.00
30/11/2017Public Tr RAIL - SGLLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard55.00
18/01/2018Public Tr BUSLeeds Train StationHeadingleyBetween London & ConstituencySGL2.30
15/01/2018Public Tr RAIL - RTNLeedsLondonBetween London & ConstituencyStandard116.00

Please find attached copies of the receipts submitted in support of these claims. In accordance with section 38 of the FOIA, we have redacted the specific time of travel from the receipt. Section 38 states that information is exempt if its disclosure under the FOI Act would, or would be likely to, endanger the safety of any individual. 

After considering the nature of the withheld information it is our opinion that were a disclosure to be made into the public domain it is likely that this information could be used to endanger the safety of the individuals who may regularly utilise the same time trains for London to constituency travel. Although we recognise the public interest in transparency surrounding the publishing of this information there is also a strong public interest in ensuring that as an organisation we are able to protect our service users from threats to their safety. In our opinion the public interest in protecting the personal safety of MPs’ outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

We have also redacted personal contact details and credit card information as this information is ‘personal data’, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). For reference, section 40(2) of the FOIA provides that personal information about third parties is exempt information if disclosure would breach the fair processing principle (Principle 1) of the 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:

3 June 2018
Exemptions Applied:
Section 38