Dear Cabinet Office,

According to a PQ answered by Lord Wallace of Saltaire, former Prime Ministers can claim an allowance if they provide receipts or other supporting documentation.

Please could you release the amount claimed by each former Prime Minister in each calendar year 2005-2013 inclusive, and also provide a copy of all receipts or other supporting documentation submitted in respect of this allowance since January 2012.

If the cost threshold obstructs this then please provide ONLY copies of receipts and supporting documentation since June 2013.

Yours faithfully,
G Webber

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

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Dear FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

Please carry out an internal review. Former Prime Ministers who continue to claim public money after leaving office do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy and the processing of their personal data in this regard would therefore not be unfair.

Yours sincerely,
G Webber

FOI Team - Cabinet Office,

 

 

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Appeal upheld by Tribunal, decision available here: http://gabrielquotes.org.uk/ea-2015-0194...

Reported in Private Eye here: https://twitter.com/gabrielquotes/status...

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Covered in the INFORRM media law blog: https://inforrm.wordpress.com/2016/03/31...

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Coverage on p3 of today's 'Sunday Times': https://gabrielquotes.files.wordpress.co...

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Cabinet Office threw a strop and applied to set aside the decision. The Tribunal declined: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2jfw2roz4mo1hr...

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Further related developments at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

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The latest update: Cabinet Office desperation to override open justice
https://gabrielquotes.org.uk/2016/11/24/...

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

An appeal against the ICO decision in relation to this request
https://ico.org.uk/media/action-weve-tak...

was heard at the First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) information rights on the 22nd of Oct 2018. The appeal decision is yet to be published but what happened at the hearing has prompted some news articles:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article...
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tony-...

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The appeal was dismissed:

http://informationrights.decisions.tribu...

The tribunal chaired by Stephen Cragg QC sitting with Mr Nigel Watson and Ms Alison Lowton considered: "that the information was provided in circumstances importing an obligation of confidence" and said: "it is our view that there is nothing of sufficient importance to override the public interest in the respect for confidentiality".

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