Register of Members' Interests Contents


BACON, Richard (South Norfolk)
6.Overseas visits
20-25 September 2004, to lecture in five German cities on 'The Uses of Nations' at the invitation of the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft. No fee paid but travel and accommodation covered. (Registered 4 November 2004)
21-23 October 2004, to Boston, Massachusetts, at the invitation of Boston College to lecture on 'The US Presidential Election: A view from Parliament, a View from Europe'. No fee paid but travel and accommodation covered. (Registered 4 November 2004)
BAILEY, Adrian (West Bromwich West)
BAIRD, Vera (Redcar)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional cases as Queen's Counsel remunerated by the Legal Services Commission.
6.Overseas visits
27 July-25 August 2003, to Ethiopia, Peru and New Zealand to study and report on women's rights, HIV/AIDs issues, justice systems, health services and the environment, paid for by the Norfolk Fellowships Charitable Trust. (Registered 20 January 2004)
BAKER, Norman (Lewes)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from the Centre for Management and Policy Studies for lectures given to civil servants.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
January-February 2004, researcher provided for my House of Commons office by Forum for the Future, an organisation that organises placements for students studying sustainable development. (Registered 9 January 2004)
6.Overseas visits
26-29 July 2004, to Iceland to discuss effects and impacts of scientific whaling on whale population. Cost was covered by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). (Registered 11 August 2004)
8.Land and Property
Part-share in property in Lewes which contains both my constituency office and my main residence since September 2000.
BALDRY, Tony (Banbury)
1.Remunerated directorships
Eden Research plc (non-executive), formerly XiMed PLC; pharmaceutical research and development.
Transense Technologies PLC (non-executive); development of tyre monitoring technology.
Angel Gate Limited (formerly AKMA Solutions International Ltd.) and subsidiary companies; property development refurbishment in the UK and overseas.
Chairman (non-executive), Red Eagle Resources PLC; investing in agriculture and natural resources in Sierra Leone.
Chairman (non-executive) of Multi Media Television plc (interactive digital television through the Job Channel and interactive digital television consultancy).
Chairman (non-executive), 3DM Europe Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of 3DM PLC, an AIM-listed company; owners and promoters in Europe of US and other patents relating to plastics.
Chairman (non-executive), Angel Gate Aviation Ltd.; investment in the aviation industry, particularly in France with the ownership of Air Horizons SAS and Euralair International SAS.
Invicta Africa Limited (non-executive); providing venture capital for investment in Africa, initially in Somaliland.
Chairman (non-executive), Carbon Registry Services Ltd; company providing consultancy on carbon strategy, use of CDM credits and emission and provision of IT on emissions data management.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Practising barrister.
Executive Partner in Diamond Film Partnership; a UK partnership promoting UK film and television production rights.
Lecture fee from Memorial University Newfoundland. (Registered 17 May 2004)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Annual donation to the North Oxfordshire Conservative Association made by Jim Perry, a constituent who is also Chief Executive of Transense Technologies PLC, a company of which I am a non-executive director.
I employ a research assistant who receives some funding direct from the Lighting Industry Federation, solely in connection with work that she does in support of the Associate All-Party Lighting Group.
6.Overseas visits
24-29 November 2004, to India, sponsored by the Loomba Trust. (Registered 30 November 2004)
8.Land and Property
A cottage in Oxfordshire from which rent is paid.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Angel Gate Limited (formerly AKMA Solutions International Ltd.)
Angel Gate Aviation Limited.
Mastermailer Group Limited.
(b)3DM PLC
Transense Technologies PLC.
Eden Research plc, formerly pXiMed PLC (share options).
Multi Media Television plc.
BANKS, Tony (West Ham)
1.Remunerated directorships
Teswaine Business Communications Ltd. (non-executive) (£10,001-£15,000).
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
From time to time I buy and sell items of political iconography.
6.Overseas visits
26 June-2 July 2004, to Botswana at the invitation of the Botswana government as part of an all-party visit to investigate issues of interest to the UK in Botswana. All travel, accommodation and subsistence was paid for by the Botswana Government. (Registered 8 July 2004)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Charles James Fox (Fine Arts) Ltd.
Sticklips Ltd.; cosmetics.
BARKER, Gregory (Bexhill and Battle)
1.Remunerated directorships
Director, Flare View Ltd.; property investment company holding freehold property let to commercial tenants.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Director-designate of Spinel Holdings, whose activities include commercial and property interests in the Russian Federation.
6.Overseas visits
8-13 March 2004, to Moscow and Ekaterinburg with the All-Party British-Russian Parliamentary Group. Hotels, hospitality and internal transport paid for by Novosti Russia News Agency (flights London to Moscow return paid for by Foreign and Commonwealth Office). (Registered 14 May 2004)
8.Land and Property
Freehold commercial business park property in East Anglia, from which I receive rental income.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Flare View Ltd.
(b)Great Portland Estates PLC
Scottish & Newcastle PLC
Electra Kingsway VCT PLC
Quester VCT 5 PLC
Close Technology and General VCT PLC
New Star European Growth Fund PLC
New Star UK Growth Fund PLC
Henderson High Income Trust PLC.
BARNES, Harry (North East Derbyshire)
BARON, John (Billericay)
1.Remunerated directorships
J T Investments Ltd.; property and investment company (no salary currently being paid).
Barons Property Services Ltd.; property services company (no salary currently being paid).
8.Land and Property
Two residential properties in London SW4 from which rental income is received.
Second home in the constituency from which we run the office.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)J T Investments Ltd.
Barons Property Services Ltd.
BARRETT, John (Edinburgh West)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)A.B.C. Productions Ltd.; commercial property leasing.
6.Overseas visits
14-19 October 2003, to Taiwan as a guest of the Taipei Government, who paid for flights, accommodation and internal transport. (Registered 15 January 2004)
20-27 March 2004, to India to attend a conference organised by the World Health Organisation and the Stop TB Partnership, to visit DFID projects including hospitals, clinics and microfinance projects. Flights and accommodation paid by Results UK. (Registered 1 April 2004)
BARRON, Kevin (Rother Valley)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Lay member of General Medical Council, for which a daily attendance allowance is paid. (£20,001-£25,000)
BATTLE, John (Leeds West)
BAYLEY, Hugh (City of York)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
I sponsor a parliamentary pass for a research assistant paid by the Royal African Society to enable her to work in support of the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group, which I chair.
BEARD, Nigel (Bexleyheath and Crayford)
BECKETT, Rt. Hon. Margaret (Derby South)
8.Land and Property
Residential rented property; flat in Westminster, London SW1.
BEGG, Anne (Aberdeen South)
BEGGS, Roy (East Antrim)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Councillor, Larne Borough Council.
Member of North Eastern Education and Library Board.
6.Overseas visits
27-30 November 2003, to Co. Clare, Republic of Ireland, to chair presentations at Clare Tourism Conference. Accommodation and meals for my wife and myself provided by Clare County Council and Clare Tourism Council (who also presented me with a small gift of crystal. (Registered 10 December 2003)
23-29 July 2004, to Cayman with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cayman Islands. Travel and accommodation costs were met by the Cayman Islands Government. (Registered 2 November 2004)
8.Land and Property
Home/farm in Larne.
Land including registered landfill site at Ballyrickard Road, Larne, Co. Antrim.
Land at Carnlea, Ballyclare.
Part ownership of land and property at Inver Road, Larne, Co. Antrim.
BEITH, Rt. Hon. Alan (Berwick­upon­Tweed)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant to Bourne Leisure Group Ltd.; a holiday park operator in Britain and overseas, on general and parliamentary matters. (£5,001-£10,000)
BELL, Sir Stuart (Middlesbrough)
1.Remunerated directorships
SpenView Communications Ltd.; a consultancy.
SpenView Publications Ltd.; publishing company.
(Both companies are subsidiaries of SpenView Ltd; see below.)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Barrister (non-practising).
Adviser to Ernst and Young. (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
12-14 October 2004, to Shanghai, China, to attend Michelin Bibendum Challenge Conference. Hotel and flight expenses paid by Michelin. (Registered 10 November 2004)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)SpenView Ltd.; private holding company which owns the shares of SpenView Communications Ltd and SpenView Publications Ltd.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director (unremunerated) SpenView Ltd.
BELLINGHAM, Henry (North West Norfolk)
1.Remunerated directorships
Glencara Estate Company Ltd.; property company owning commercial and agricultural land.
White Knight Investments PLC; AIM-listed venture capital company specialising in mining sector.
Lansdowne Advisory Ltd.; consultancy specialising in inward investment.
Non-executive Chairman of Longborough Capital PLC; a company involved with the marketing of intellectual property in the US.
3DM Environment Limited (non-executive); a company involved in plastics technology and recycling.
White Knight Investments PLC (non-executive).
8.Land and Property
Forestry and arable land in Norfolk.
House in West Norfolk, from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Glencara Estate Co. Ltd.
Lansdowne Advisory Ltd.
Longborough Capital PLC.
BENN, Hilary (Leeds Central)
8.Land and Property
Part-owner of house in London.
Part-owner of small nature reserve in Essex.
BENNETT, Andrew F. (Denton and Reddish)
BENTON, Joe (Bootle)
BERCOW, John (Buckingham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee for research project on economic, industrial and welfare policies in the UK, on behalf of the MHC Benevolent Trust. (Up to £5,000)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
20 July 2003, hospitality for my wife and myself at Silverstone Grand Prix from Buckingham Group Contracting. (Registered 24 July2003)
6.Overseas visits
15-21 March 2004, in my role as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development I visited Israel and the Occupied Territories. The visit was sponsored by Christian Aid. (Registered 31 March 2004)
4-10 February 2004, to Zimbabwe, in my role as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, sponsored by the Zimbabwe Democracy Trust. (Registered 17 May 2004)
19-26 April 2004, to Thai-Burmese border, sponsored by Christian Solidarity World Wide. (Registered 17 May 2004)
26 June-4 July 2004, to the Sudan, sponsored by the All-Party Sudan Group. (Registered 14 July 2004)
30 August-5 September 2004, to Ghana, in my role as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, sponsored by Oxfam. (Registered 8 September 2004)
BERESFORD, Sir Paul (Mole Valley)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Self-employed dental surgeon.
Member of Advisory Panel to Professional Indemnity Division, MIA Insurance.
8.Land and Property
Private accommodation and surgery, Putney, London SW15.
BERRY, Roger (Kingswood)
6.Overseas visits
18-25 September 2004, to Vietnam as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Vietnam Group. The in-country costs were met by the National Assembly of Vietnam. (Air fares were met by IPU with a contribution from the British Council.) (Registered 26 October 2004)
BEST, Harold (North West Leeds)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Premises provided by Leeds City Council at a peppercorn rent for use as my constituency office. The Council does not pay running and maintenance costs.
BETTS, Clive (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Sheffield City Council provide me with an office at a reduced charge which contributes towards rent and rates. Staff, furniture, telephone and cleaning costs are paid by myself; heating and lighting is provided by the Council.
6.Overseas visits
13-16 February 2004, to Saudi Arabia, at the invitation of the Advisory Council of Saudi Arabia, who provided flights, accommodation and meals, and arrangements made by the Council for Arab-British Understanding. (Registered 20 April 2004)
4-7 April 2004, to Qatar, to attend the Conference on Democracy and Free Trade, with flights, accommodation and meals provided by the Government of Qatar. (Registered 20 April 2004)
11-14 June 2004, to Portugal as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Football Team, with travel, accommodation and hospitality provided by McDonalds, and football facilities and hospitality by the Portuguese Parliament. (Registered 5 July 2004)

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