Register of Members' Interests Contents


HOBAN, Mark (Fareham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Chartered accountant (non-practising).
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Technical advice, analysis and drafting assistance in relation to scrutiny of the Finance Bill 2007 provided by PriceWaterhouse Coopers (involving staff time of approximately 3 days per week) from 29 March to 29 June 2007; and from KPMG (involving staff time of approximately 1½ days per week) from 30 April to 31 May 2007. (Registered 6 June 2007)
28 June 2007, I attended Wimbledon accompanied by a guest, at the invitation of Provident Financial. (Registered 30 June 2007)
6.Overseas visits
15-21 September 2007, to China, in my capacity as Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury to understand the economic and business issues in China. The costs of my internal flights and hotel accommodation in China were covered by the Chinese authorities. (I paid for my return flight to China.) (Registered 25 September 2007)
HODGE, Margaret (Barking)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Stemcor Holdings Ltd.; international steel trading.
HODGSON, Sharon (Gateshead East and Washington West)
6.Overseas visits
10-17 February 2008, to India, to Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi, to meet State and National Ministers, industrialists, academics, representatives of business organisations and to visit a DfID funded project. All transport, accommodation and victualling provided by the Government of India. (Registered 28 February 2008)
HOEY, Kate (Vauxhall)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for regular sports articles for Daily Telegraph. (£5,001-£10,000)
Chairman of the Countryside Alliance. (£15,001-£20,000)
HOGG, Rt. Hon. Douglas (Sleaford and North Hykeham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Barrister in current practice.
8.Land and Property
I am the owner of three properties in London which I have let to tenants.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Foreign and Colonial.
City of London Investment Trust.
Temple Bar Investment Trust.
Henderson TR Pacific Investment Trust.
Foreign and Colonial Eurotrust Investment Trust.
Fidelity Special Values Investment Trust.
Henderson Far East Income
Hansa A Investment Trust
HOLLOBONE, Philip (Kettering)
1.Remunerated directorships
Nviro Cleantech Ltd (non-executive); a company engaged in clean coal and other environmental technologies. (£15,001-£20,000)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Councillor, Kettering Borough Council.
HOLLOWAY, Adam (Gravesham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Lecturer at Defence Academy/Staff College, Wiltshire.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donations to my constituency party received from:
Bearwood Corporate Services Ltd.
Julian and Victoria Schild (friends)
(Registered 12 October 2005)
HOLMES, Paul (Chesterfield)
HOOD, Jim (Lanark and Hamilton East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Consultant to Scottish Coal. (£5,001-£10,000)
HOON, Rt. Hon. Geoff (Ashfield)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
20 February 2008, I attended the Brit Awards, accompanied by my wife, as guests of PPL. (Registered 28 February 2008)
HOPE, Phil (Corby)
HOPKINS, Kelvin (Luton North)
6.Overseas visits
3-8 September 2007, to Germany and Poland to visit freight facilities. Hotel and transport funded by the Rail Freight Group. (Registered 11 October 2007)
HORAM, John (Orpington)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Unpaid non-executive director of CRU International Ltd. and CRU Publishing Ltd., business consultancy and publishing companies which I helped to found in 1969.
HORWOOD, Martin (Cheltenham)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation to Cheltenham Liberal Democrats personally solicited or encouraged from Mr Paul Baker, of Cheltenham (personal donation). (Registered 26 February 2008)
8.Land and Property
50 per cent interest in a house in Cheltenham.
HOSIE, Stewart (Dundee East)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Executive lounge membership for myself and my wife at Dundee United Football Club, provided by Dundee United Football Club.
HOWARD, Rt Hon Michael (Folkestone and Hythe)
1.Remunerated directorships
Amteus plc (non-executive); company provides secure communication systems.
Chairman, Diligence, Inc; company provides business information and intelligence and advises on the management of risk.
Offshield Limited (non-executive); company develops and promotes new ways of fabricating and assembling steel.
Entrée Gold Inc. (non-executive Deputy Chairman); company engages in exploration and mining.
Northern Racing Limited (non-executive); company owns and operates racecourses.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Queen's Counsel (non-practising).
Member, International Advisory Board, Novastar Resources, Inc; shortly to be renamed Thorium Power, Inc.; company develops nuclear fuel designs to dispose effectively and safely of weapons and reactor-grade plutonium.
20 May 2007, fee for participation in ITV programme 'Don't Call Me Stupid'. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 26 May 2007)
20 November 2007, two speeches at the Homeland and Global Security Forum in Bahrain. (£5,001-£10,000) My flights and accommodation were arranged and paid for by the Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies Ltd. (Registered 19 December 2007)
Member of the Advisory Board of Hermitage Global Fund; investment management.
11 January 2008, fee for participation in a panel discussion at the Global Real Estate Institute Chairman's Retreat in St Moritz, Switzerland. (Up to £5,000) Flights and accommodation for my wife and me were paid for by the Institute. (Registered 2 February 2008)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
25 April 2007 and 1 May 2007, tickets to the Champions League Semi-Finals matches between Liverpool and Chelsea, provided by Liverpool FC. (Registered 26 May 2007)
6.Overseas visits
27 March-16 April 2007, my wife and I were guests of Saga in a cruise from Los Angeles to Miami. I delivered two speeches and participated in a Question and Answer session on the trip which was organised by a subsidiary of Saga Group. The cost of our air fares to and from the USA were met by Saga. (Registered 26 May 2007)
3-10 December 2007, to Sudan to study conditions in Darfur and discuss them with members of the Sudanese Government. Flights to and from Sudan were paid for by the Anglo-Arab Organisation. Accommodation in Khartoum and internal travel to and from Darfur were paid for by the Government of Sudan. (Registered 19 December 2007)
4-18 February 2008, my wife and I were guests of Saga on a cruise from Tahiti to New Zealand. I gave a number of lectures on the cruise. Our flights to Tahiti and from New Zealand were provided by Saga. (Registered 4 March 2008)
8.Land and Property
Flat, currently let, in London SW1.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Lloyds TSB plc
HOWARTH, David (Cambridge)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Royalties and fees from books on law.
Column for Guardian Online. (Up to £5,000)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Fellowship at Clare College Cambridge, giving occasional access to college facilities.
Reader in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (on unpaid leave 2005-10).
HOWARTH, George (Knowsley North and Sefton East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary adviser to the William Hill Organisation. (£25,001-£30,000)
HOWARTH, Gerald (Aldershot)
1.Remunerated directorships
Landkom International Plc; undertaking large-scale farming operations in the Ukraine. (Consultant to the company from 31 July 2007 until appointment to the Board on 15 October 2007.)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary adviser to the Consumer Credit Association of the United Kingdom, which is the trade association representing the majority of businesses in the home credit industry. (£5,001-£10,000)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Landkom International Plc (share options as part of remuneration).
HOWELLS, Dr. Kim (Pontypridd)
HOYLE, Lindsay (Chorley)
6.Overseas visits
18-22 March 2007, to Turkey with the All-Party British-Turkish Parliamentary Group. Flights, accommodation and in-country costs were met by the Turkish Government. (Registered 9 May 2007)
8-12 September 2007, to Gibraltar, to attend National Day celebrations. All costs of the visit were paid by the Gibraltar Government. (Registered 29 January 2008)
8.Land and Property
Commercial leasehold property at Adlington, Chorley, from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Screen Arts Ltd.; screen printing.
HUGHES, Beverley (Stretford and Urmston)
HUGHES, Simon (North Southwark and Bermondsey)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Occasional match tickets and hospitality provided by Millwall PLC.
8.Land and Property
Part interest in family home in Wales.
HUHNE, Chris (Eastleigh)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Freelance journalism and writing in newspapers and magazines:
Financial News column (Efinancial news) (Up to £5,000)
Guardian (Up to £5,000)
Independent (Up to £5,000)
Financial Times (Up to £5,000)
New Statesman (Up to £5,000)
Speaker's fees from Parliament Communications. (£5,001-£10,000)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Support for the running of my office from August 2007 received from:
Paul Strasburger, of Bath
Sir Ian Wrigglesworth, of London
The following donors have contributed to my campaign for the leadership of the Liberal Democrat Party:
Lord Oakeshott (personal donation)
Lord Jacobs (personal donation)
Mr Peter Huhne, of London (personal donation)
Mr and Mrs Paul Strasburger, of Bath (personal donation)
Lord Sharman (personal donation)
Sir Michael Rake, of London (personal donation)
(Registered 28 November 2007)
Paul Strasburger, of Bath (personal donation)
Carrousel Capital, of London (corporate donation)
Mr and Mrs Brian Roper, of Bath (personal donation)
(Registered 20 December 2007)
Sir Ian Wrigglesworth, of London (personal donation)
Benefit in kind from Marcus Evans Ltd, London (telephone canvassing carried out in November and December 2007).
(Registered 29 January 2008)
Contribution to the running costs of my office received from Robin Monro-Davies of London. (Registered 8 February 2008)
6.Overseas visits
15-20 February 2008, to Brazil, to attend GLOBE G8+5 legislators forum. The costs of the visit were met by GLOBE. (Registered 29 February 2008)
8.Land and Property
Residential house and flat in Oxford, from which rental income is received.
Residential house and two flats in London, from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)IRISYS, of Towcester, Northants; company makes thermal imagers for process, people and queue monitoring.
HUMBLE, Joan (Blackpool North and Fleetwood)
HUNT, Jeremy (South West Surrey)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Commercial advisor to the Bristol Port Company.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Financial support for my office costs from Hotcourses Ltd; an educational publisher.
6.Overseas visits
24-28 March 2007, to India, as a member of a parliamentary delegation with Results UK to visit HIV/AIDS and TB programmes. External and internal flights, accommodation and food were paid for by Results UK. (Registered 6 June 2007)
27-30 May 2007, to Syria, as a member of a UK parliamentary delegation to meet government ministers, parliamentarians and business leaders. The cost of flights and hospitality was met by the British Syrian Society. (Registered 6 June 2007)
8.Land and Property
House in Farnham.
Half-share of holiday house in Italy.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Hotcourses Ltd., which has a 50% share in Sheffield Data Services Ltd and owns 100% of Schoolsnet Ltd.
HUNTER, Mark (Cheadle)
HURD, Nick (Ruislip -Northwood)
1.Remunerated directorships
Band-X Ltd; telecommunications.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Passport Magazine Directories Ltd.
HUTTON, Rt Hon John (Barrow and Furness)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
March 2007, a return flight from London to Santiago for my wife paid for by Policy Network and upgraded to first class by Tam Airlines. (Registered 12 July 2007)
6 July 2007, visit to Wimbledon Tennis Championship as a guest of UBS. (Registered 12 July 2007)
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
March 2007, upgraded first class flight from London to Sau Palo with Tam Airlines. (Registered 12 July 2007)

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