Register of Members' Interests Contents


USSHER, Kitty (Burnley)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional articles for The Guardian newspaper on-line edition. (Up to £5,000)
VAIZEY, Edward (Wantage)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from appearances on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5). (Up to £5,000)
Fees from The Guardian (up to 31 December 2006). (Up to £5,000)
Public relations consultant to Lodestone Patient Care Ltd. (£20,001-£25,000) (January-December 2006)
Fee for speech to the IFS Proshare Awards dinner on 23 November 2006. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 5 December 2006)
Fee for speech to Baird's Communications on 7 December 2006. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2007)
Fees for appearances on Sky News. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 16 January 2007)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I received sponsorship for my participation in the Westminster Arctic Challenge, February 2007, from:
Blackwells Publishing
RM plc
Milton Park
The surplus funds went directly to my nominated charities.
(Registered 21 February 2007)
6.Overseas visits
1-9 January 2006, to India with the Conservative Friends of India, to discuss economic and industrial/commercial issues. Visits to Delhi, Mumbai, Bombay and Jaipur. I was accompanied by my wife. The Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry paid for all my flights and accommodation and for my wife's accommodation. I paid for her international and domestic air fares. (Registered 12 January 2006)
2-4 April 2006, to Boston, USA, to attend a seminar at Harvard University organised by the Center for European Studies. Flights and accommodation paid for by Harvard University. (Registered 1 June 2006)
VARA, Shailesh (North West Cambridgeshire)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
In connection with my participation in "The Daily Politics" programme on the BBC (from 8 May-3 July 2006) I received free personal training from fitness training company Bodydoctor Fitness over a seven week period. I received no fee for participating in the programme. (Registered 25 July 2006)
8.Land and Property
Two residential leasehold flats, in London and Northampton, from which rental income is received.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Non-practising solicitor.
VAZ, Keith (Leicester East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I am invited from time to time into the directors' box at Leicester City Football Club to watch matches.
6.Overseas visits
26-30 August 2006, to Yemen, as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen, for meetings in Sana'a and Aden. I was the guest of the Yemeni Government who paid the costs of the visit. (Registered 14 September 2006)
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
I was upgraded from Business Class to First Class by Air India on flights to and from India in December 2005. (Registered 16 January 2006)
8.Land and Property
I own a property at 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is used as my constituency office.
VIGGERS, Peter (Gosport)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Residual Lloyd's underwriting involvement through Equitas.
Chairman of the Trustees of Lloyd's Pension Fund.
Occasional fees for speaking to MBA students from the University of Arizona. (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
1-7 January 2006, to Taiwan, with a group of parliamentarians from the All-Party British-Taiwanese Group, as guest of the Taiwanese Government. (Registered 16 January 2006)
31 March-6 April 2006, to Egypt with UK-Egypt All-Party Parliamentary Group, to further political relations between the UK and Egypt. I was accompanied by my spouse and our visit was made at the invitation and expense of the Egyptian Government. (Registered 26 April 2006)
VILLIERS, Theresa (Chipping Barnet)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Technical advice, analysis and drafting assistance in relation to scrutiny of the Finance Bill 2006 provided by Pricewaterhouse Coopers to the Opposition Treasury team (approximately 36 days between 7 April and 4 July 2006) and KPMG (approximately 15 days between 8 May and 11 July 2006). (Registered 6 July 2006)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
15 February 2006, invitation to attend the Brit Awards provided by the International Federation of Phonographic Industries. (Registered 9 March 2006)
VIS, Dr. Rudi (Finchley and Golders Green)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Annual donation to my constituency party from Amicus Union, of which I am a member.
Donation to my constituency party made by Labour Finance and Industry Group. (Registered 23 November 2005)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Christmas hamper received from the Japan Centre Group. (Registered 8 January 2007)

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