Wednesday, February 14, 2007

MP's travel expenses released following Tribunal ruling

Liberal Democrat Norman Baker MP has received & published a breakdown of MPs' £5m annual travel expenses following on from the Information Tribunal ruling to uphold the ICO decision to order the House of Commons to disclose the information to him. The HoC have decided not to take the appeal further to the High Court.

Media coverage:

The Guardian

The BBC, the story also featured on the 10 O'Clock news last night and did also make a very brief mention of the proposed FOI amendment bill that would potentially exempt the House of Commons from the FOIA.

Outline data

Members' mileage

Top five air travel claimants

1. Alistair Carmichael, Lib Dem, Orkney & Shetland, £34,347

2. Eric Joyce, Lab, Falkirk, £30,578

3. Angus MacNeil, SNP, Western Isles, £19,919

4. Gregory Campbell, DUP, East Londonderry, £17,733

5. Peter Robinson, DUP, Belfast East £16,126

Top five mileage claimants

1. Janet Anderson, Lab, Rossendale & Darwen, £16,612

2. Laurence Robertson, Con, Tewkesbury, £12,015

3. Eric Joyce, Lab, Falkirk, £9,647

4. Stephen O'Brien, Con, Eddisbury, £9,878

5. Daniel Kawczynski, Con, Shrewsbury & Atcham, £8,866

Top five rail fare claimants

1. Alan Milburn, Lab, Darlington, £16,782

2. John Grogan, Lab, Selby, £13,934

3. Ann Cryer, Lab, Keighley, £12,668

4. Sir Gerald Kaufman, Lab, Manchester Gorton, £12,434

5. Phil Willis, Lib Dem, Harrogate and Knaresborough, £11,753

Top five taxi and car hire claimants

1. Richard Bacon, Con, South Norfolk £5,685

2. Stephen Dorrell, Con, Charnwood £4,933

3. John Thurso, Lib Dem, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, £4,717

4. John Grogan, Lab, Selby, £4,063

5. Nigel Evans, Con, Ribble Valley, £3,430

The full release is on the House of Comnmons website

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