Dear House of Commons,
Pleas could you let me know, via the FOI Act, how much does it cost to process each claim made by an MP, from submitting to payment, please include admin times and bank costs.
Dear K Martin,
Freedom of Information request F17-219
Thank you for your request for information dated 7 May 2017, received by
us on the 8 May 2017, which is copied below.
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