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Expenses Update July & August 2011

The expenses claimed over the period 1st July to 31st August 2011 were as follows:

Constituency Office costs:

There were no costs for the Constituency office costs claimed in this period.

Phone Bills

I claim for only 75% of the cost of my mobile phone, this came to £39.53 in May, £43.78 in June and £44.28 in July.

Hire of Staveley Hall for surgery £16.88 My surgeries are weekly at my offices in Chesterfield, but once a month, I hold a surgery in Staveley, this bill covers invoice from July.

Travel costs

Train travel from Chesterfield to London:

I havent had final bills through for latest train travel for this period these will be updated shortly.

However during the recess period, parliament was recalled and travel costs for me to return to London from my holiday in East Devon were:

£192.50 train travel from Tiverton to London

£70 taxi return from Offwell, East Devon to Tiverton Parkway station.

I also drove to parliament for on 1 occasion in Augustand on this occasion there were costs of:

Petrol £137.70 and Congestion charge £10

Costs associated with London flat

I am not aware of any utility bills at my London property over this time and indeed none were claimed during this period.


As of June my rent went up to £1,490, although IPSA have not yet changed the amount and so it will still show on my expenses as £1,430 until the IPSA have altered their records.

There was also a bill for £90 for agreeing to continue my rental agreement for another year !!

Food (Food is only claimed for evening meals in the event of parliament sitting past 8.00pm, receipts are provided for any food claimed)

July £5.75

August £0

Travel within constituency

Mileage attending constituency appointments was:

July £116.10

August £ 49.05

Also a parking bill of £2.20.

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

There was a  toner bill for £240.54 in August.

And stationery bill for £32.93.

There was also a bill for £830.58 for an extra computer for the Chesterfield office, this was required because we have now employed an extra member of staff.

I believe that this summarises all the invoices claimed in July and August 2011, if you have any queries with any of these, then contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

Contact Toby

Tel: 01246 386286
Post: 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF


I hold regular surgeries for my constituents.
Please call 01246 386286 or email to make a booking.

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