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Register of Members' Interests Contents


ABBOTT - AUSTIN

ABBOTT, Diane (Hackney North and Stoke Newington)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
2005/6 Arcadia Lectures for School of Oriental and African Studies, London. (Actual £1,200) (Up to £5,000)
November-December 2006, weekly, fees for articles in Evening Standard, ongoing. (Actual £3,200) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 22 January 2007)
November-December 2006, bi-weekly fees for article in The Voice newspaper, ongoing. (Actual £600) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 22 January 2007)
Television programmes, as a presenter for BBC One's weekly programme "This Week" from November 2006, ongoing. (Actual £5,600) (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 22 January 2007)
January 2007, weekly, fees for articles in Evening Standard, final. (Actual £1,600) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 March 2007)
January-March 2007, bi-weekly fees for article in The Voice newspaper, ongoing. (Actual £600) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 March 2007)
Television programmes, as a presenter for BBC One's weekly programme "This Week", from January 2007, ongoing. (Actual £8,800) (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 20 March 2007)
Pre-production fee for BBC's "Play It Again". (Actual £14,326) (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 20 March 2007)
January 2007, lecture fees, Arcadia University. (Actual £400) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 March 2007)
April-July 2007, bi-weekly fees for article in The Voice newspaper, ongoing. (Actual £600) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 27 July 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
8-18 August 2006, to France and participation in piano school as part of filming for BBC "Play It Again" programme. Flight, accommodation and tuition paid for by Diverse Production Ltd. (Registered 19 April 2007)
20-28 October 2006, to Jamaica, as part of filming for BBC "Play It Again" programme. Flight and accommodation paid for by Diverse Production ltd. (Registered 19 April 2007)
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Smithville Associates; training consultancy.
  
  
ADAMS, Gerry (Belfast West)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Author.
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
  
  
8.Land and Property
Residential property, jointly owned with my wife, in South of Ireland.
  
  
AFRIYIE, Adam (Windsor)
  
  
8.Land and Property
House in Kent.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Adfero Ltd; news and information services company, of which I am an unremunerated director.
Connect Support Services Ltd; IT services company.
  
  
AINGER, Nick (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
Nil.
  
  
AINSWORTH, Bob (Coventry North East)
Nil.
  
  
AINSWORTH, Peter (East Surrey)
Nil.
  
  
ALEXANDER, Danny (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
Nil.
  
  
ALEXANDER, Douglas (Paisley and Renfrewshire South)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Rental of flat in Edinburgh
  
  
ALLEN, Graham (Nottingham North)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
16 December 2006-7 January 2007, to Australia and New Zealand with the Lords and Commons Cricket Team for inter-parliamentary matches. I was accompanied by my wife and child and I paid my own and my family's travel and accommodation costs. Sponsorship was received from Diageo, Microsoft, Colliers, Vauxhall, Visa and the Australian Parliament Sports Club which was given to the following charities: the Trew Foundation (New Zealand), the Lord's Taverners (Australia) and Chance to Shine (UK), with the exception of a small proportion retained for incidental expenses. (Registered 5 February 2007)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I am the Chair of One Nottingham, which is Nottingham's regeneration board. I have been offered, but declined, remuneration for this position.
  
  
AMESS, David (Southend West)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club. (£5,001-£10,000)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust.
Chairman of the Industry Parliament Fellowship Committee.
  
  
ANCRAM, Rt. Hon. Michael (Devizes)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
13-14 December 2006, to Damascus on fact-finding visit. Return flight to Damascus, business class, courtesy of Flying Lion Ltd. and one night's hotel accommodation provided by Syrian Peoples' Council. (Registered 10 January 2007)
17 June 2007, cost of flight to Syria met by Flying Lion Ltd. (I met all other costs of the visit.) (Registered 17 July 2007)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Small tenanted agricultural estate in Scottish Borders and Midlothian, from which rental income is received.
  
  
ANDERSON, David (Blaydon)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
23-29 August 2007, to Israel and Palestine with my wife, as part of fact-finding delegation of The Middle East Initiative, part of the Universal Peace Federation. Travel and accommodation paid by Universal Peace Foundation. (Registered 10 October 2007)
  
  
ANDERSON, Janet (Rossendale and Darwen)
Nil.
  
  
ARBUTHNOT, Rt. Hon. James (North East Hampshire)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Non-practising barrister.
Member of Lloyd's (resigned as from 31 December 2002).
Categories of business underwritten until resignation - CBS Private Capital Ltd.: All categories.
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Conservative Friends of Israel contribute to the expenses of an intern working in my office.
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
The Cayo Foundation have made a donation to a charity as sponsorship for my growing a beard. (Registered 27 March 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
2-6 September 2007, to Israel to meet politicians, industrialists and academics and visit the Lebanese/Syrian/Israeli border and S'Derot. The visit was funded by the Conservative Friends of Israel who paid for my flights and other transport, accommodation and food. (Registered 25 September 2007)
  
  
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
April 2007, in the course of a visit to Afghanistan by the Defence Select Committee, which I chair, I was given a rug by the Minister of Defence of Afghanistan. (Registered 21 April 2007)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Two flats in London, one providing rental income.
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel (unremunerated).
  
  
ARMSTRONG, Rt Hon Hilary (Durham, North West)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
During the 2006-07 season I attended ten football matches at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, as guest of the Chairman of the club, Niall Quin. At eight of the matches I was accompanied either by my husband or my brother. (Registered 22 May 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
During the course of a private visit to Hong Kong, China and Australia I received: an upgrade from British Airways for my husband and myself from London to Hong Kong on 17 December 2006; an overnight stay on 21 December 2006 in Shenzhen, China, as guests of the Shenzhen Communicable Disease Centre; some tickets for my husband and myself for the Melbourne and Sydney Cricket Test matches from the Fairfax Media Group. (Registered 18 January 2007)
  
  
ATKINS, Charlotte (Staffordshire Moorlands)
Nil.
  
  
ATKINSON, Peter (Hexham)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary and public affairs consultant, Countryside Alliance. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Research work provided by Countryside Alliance.
  
  
AUSTIN, Ian (Dudley North)
Nil.
  
  
AUSTIN, John (Erith and Thamesmead)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
11-14 February 2007, to Kuwait as Co-Chairman of the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding, with flights and accommodation paid for by the Council. (Registered 7 March 2007)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director (unremunerated), Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding.
Director (unremunerated), British Syria Society.
  
  





 
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