My travel and accommodation expenses for December 2012 were as follows:

Hotels – I stayed 8 nights in hotels in London with a total cost of £770, average cost £96 per night compared to a limit of £150.

Train fares – I made 2 return journeys  and 1 single journey to London with total cost of £192, average return journey cost of £76. The maximum claim per return  journey under the rules is £161. The journeys were all standard class except 1 advance single first class ticket – this was cheaper than the standard off peak return I typically use.

Car parking at East Midlands parkway station – £45

Mileage claim – £66.

I claimed for one taxi from East Midlands Airport to East Midlands Parkway station. The cost was £12.50. This was due to a return flight from Belfast on Northern Ireland Affairs committee business. There is no bus link.

The full details of the claims are published by IPSA.