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The expenses claimed over the period 1st September to 30th November 2011 were as follows:

Constituency Office costs:

The quarterly rent for the constituency office is £1495 per quarter.

There was also a bill for £640 for decoration of office in November.

Phone Bills

I claim for only 75% of the cost of my mobile phone, this came to £29.69 in September, £42.11 in October and £47.67 in November.

Travel costs

Train/ underground travel from Chesterfield to London:

July (not reported last time) £494

01/8- 24/9 – £569.50

4/10- 22/10 £351.50

27/10- 18/11 £987.10

Taxi in Chesterfield September £4

November/ December £9

My mileage costs were

August £49.05

September £103.34

October £194.58

November £93.83

Costs associated with London flat

Gas- September £12.53

Electric £48.12


My monthly rent on the one bedroom London flat is £1490, however it took a while for IPSA to update it, when it went up, so it was paid at £1430 per month with a payment in September of £330.08 to cover the backlog that developed.

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

September £31.30

October £54.65

November & December £89.55

Travel within constituency

Mileage attending constituency appointments was:

July £116.10

August £ 49.05

Also a parking bill of £7.80.

Stationery, Toners and Ancillaries

There was a  toner bill for £359.16 in September and £258 in November.

And stationery bill for £68.64 in September and £23.79

There was also a bill for ££102.24 for installation of the computer and £109.82 for a broadband line.

I also received a bill for £78 for business cards.

We bought a shredder at £74.99.

Staff Training/ IT Software

There was a bill for £398 to train two members of staff in our casework training software and a bill for overnight accommodation for 1 night of £91.45.

I believe that this summarises all the invoices claimed between September and November  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.

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


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