MPs' expenses scandal list: IPSA names, shames then writes off debt of 25 MPs who failed to pay back, mistakenly names Conservative MP Edward Timpson

Edward Timpson (L) was wrongly named by Ipsa (Source: Getty)

Update 12/09/2015: The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has apologised after mistakenly including Conservative MP Edward Timpson in a list of 26 current and former MPs who had debts written off after they failed to pay back of up to £500.

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Ipsa chief executive Marcial Boo wrote to Timpson accepting responsibility.

He said: “Due to an error in our system, the £127.70 still appeared to be outstanding when we looked at the data again, so it was written off.

“I apologise that we did not resolve this error sooner. We will now amend our published data to reflect this.”
In total £2,105.43 was written off by Ipsa in its list.

The Commons watchdog said the debts were “amounts less than £500 where it is not cost-effective for Ipsa to pursue recovery of the debts any further”. It added:

All MPs have been contacted several times about these outstanding sums.

The list includes parliamentary under secretary of state for the foreign and commonwealth office Tobias Ellwood.

The claims range from parking, to food and drink, to transport costs and stationery purchases.

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The full table of the 26 MPs, the amount written off, the type of expense and the reason the claim was classified as debt are highlighted below:

MP Name Reason the claim was classified as a debt Expense Type Amount written off
Barry Gardiner MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Expense Outside Scheme £77.30
Charles Hendry Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Hotel London Area £87.60
Chris Skidmore Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Hotel London Area £125.00
Clive Efford Duplicate claim Newspapers/Journals £79.20
Daniel Poulter MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Expense Outside Scheme​ £229.62
Edward Timpson MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Public Tr OTHER £127.70
Frank Dobson MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Expense Outside Scheme £7.50
Frank Roy Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Frank Roy Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because we received insufficient evidence to support the claim Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £59.87
Guy Opperman Direct rental payment for accommodation was overpaid to the landlord Accommodation rent £161.09
Ian Mearns MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Public Tr RAIL - RTN £10.00
Joe Benton Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because we received insufficient​ evidence to support the claim Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Joe Benton Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because we received insufficient evidence to support the claim Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £107.49
Joe Benton Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because we received insufficient evidence to support the claim Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £188.16
Julie Hilling MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Expense Outside Scheme £14.00
Julie Hilling MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Expense Outside Scheme £61.30
Khalid Mahmood Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Hotel London Area £6.00
Khalid Mahmood MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Staff Hotel £6.00
Khalid Mahmood MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Staff Hotel £12.00
Khalid Mahmood MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Staff Hotel £12.00
Laurence Robertson Claim for late payment charges, which are ineligible under our Scheme rules Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Laurence Robertson Claim for late payment charges, which are ineligible under our Scheme rules Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Michael Meacher Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Michael Meacher Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because we received insufficient evidence to support the claim Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Paul Farrelly Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because we received insufficient evidence to support the claim Expense Outside Scheme £28.00
Peter Bone Duplicate claim Own Vehicle Car £9.90
Peter Bone Duplicate claim Own Vehicle Car £18.00
Peter Bone Duplicate claim Stationery Purchase £12.27
Sian James Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because we received insufficient evidence to support the claim Public Tr RAIL Railcard £193.00
Stephen Barclay Duplicate claim Public Tr RAIL - RTN £50.00
Stephen Barclay MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Expens​e Outside Scheme £12.75
Stephen McCabe Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Stephen McCabe Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Stephen Williams Item on Payment Card deemed not payable by IPSA, because it is not allowable under our rules Const Office Tel. Usage/Rental £13.50
Stephen Williams Overspend on 2013-14 Office Costs n/a £195.68
Stewart Jackson MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Parking £7.50
Tim Yeo Duplicate claim Health and Welfare Costs £10.00
Tobias Ellwood Claim for an item which was ineligible under our Scheme rules Food & Drink £5.00
Tobias Ellwood Duplicate claim Public Tr RAIL - RTN £17.00
Tobias Ellwood MP selected not claimed - to repay when submitting this item they purchased on the Payment Card, but havent yet returned the funds to us. Parking £4.50

Update: Ipsa has subsequently apologised to Caroline Dinenage after it erroneously included her on the list. This article has been updated to reflect that.

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