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BINLEY - BYRNE

BINLEY, Brian (Northampton South)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman (non-executive), B.C.C. Marketing Services Ltd; a company which I founded in 1989.
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Northamptonshire County Council.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
1-8 September 2007, to the Maldives, to meet parliamentarians and visit government building projects, as a member of All-Party British-Maldives Parliamentary Group. My flights and accommodation for three days were paid for by the Maldives Government. (I paid the remaining accommodation costs.) (Registered 27 November 2007)
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)B.C.C. Marketing Services Ltd.
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
The costs of the plaintiffs in the case of Lord Alton and others vs the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of whom I was one, were met by contributions from Iranian residents in the UK through the National Council of the Iranian Resistance. (Registered 31 January 2008)
  
  
BLACKMAN, Liz (Erewash)
Nil.
  
  
BLACKMAN-WOODS, Dr Roberta (City of Durham)
Nil.
  
  
BLEARS, Hazel (Salford)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donations to my campaign for election as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from:
John Wilkinson, Wilkinson Star Ltd, Manchester. (Registered 16 April 2007)
Peninsula Business Services, Salford
Anthony Bailey, of London (personal donation)
Mrs I Harrison, of Doncaster (personal donation)
(Registered 21 June 2007)
USDAW
B M Creative Management Ltd, London
Mr J Ramsbottom, of Wilmslow (personal donation)
Donation in kind for working up the 'Hazel for Deputy' website from Mr Howard Dawber, Canary Wharf Group, London
(Registered 10 July 2007)
Lorian Properties Ltd, Lancashire.
(Registered 24 July 2007)
Mr Mahmoud Khayami, of London (personal donation)
(Registered 15 August 2007)
  
  
BLIZZARD, Bob (Waveney)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.
  
  
BLUNKETT, Rt. Hon. David (Sheffield, Brightside)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
HADAW Productions and Investments Ltd, to which is payable income from:
Making available to, and granting rights relating to, the Blunkett Tapes - Juniper Productions for Channel 4. (£10,001-£15,000)
Advising and taking part in the Blunkett Tapes for Juniper Productions for Channel 4. (£10,001-£15,000)
Guardian and Daily Mail joint serialisation of Blunkett Tapes. (£100,001-£105,000)
April 2007, preparing for presentation for Channel 5 programme for 'Big Ideas That Changed the World' series. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 24 April 2007)
Chair of Commission on School Transport - First Group Ltd (phased payments £20,001-£25,000)
Chair of Advisory Board which will recommend the distribution of funds to charities involved in protecting children (primarily in relation to the internet), funded by Crisp Thinking Ltd, an internet software security provider. Advice also provided to Crisp Thinking on extending protection for children. (£25,001-£30,000)
Payment from Bloomsbury Publishing for revised edition of "The Blunkett Tapes". (£55,001-£60,000) (Registered 2 April 2008)
Payment from Shine North Productions for Channel 5 production on young offenders. (Amount tba) (Registered 2 April 2008)
I have not yet drawn down any income from this directorship.
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Weekly column for The Sun newspaper commencing 3 August 2007 (renewal of contract). (£101,000-£105,000)
Chair of International Advisory Committee to Entrust Inc. (from 1 March 2007); company providing internet security systems. (£25,001-£30,000)
22 March 2007, fee for speaking engagement at Pet Food Manufacturers Annual Conference. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 4 April 2007)
10 May 2007, Sky Television appearance. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 24 May 2007)
6 June 2007, fee for speech on security and risk management from the Association of Insurance and Risk Management. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 4 July 2007)
9 October 2007, speaking engagement for Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation Conference. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 1 November 2007)
7 December 2007, speaking engagement for annual event organised by Green Issues Communications. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 7 December 2007)
21 December 2007, Granada TV 'What the Papers Say' speaking engagement. (Up to £5,000) Fee paid to the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal, Sheffield. (Registered 21 December 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
25-30 November 2007, to Israel and Palestine with Labour Friends of Israel (LFI). Travel and hospitality paid for by LFI. Accommodation paid for by LFI at a rate discounted through the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some hospitality provided by the Palestinian Legislative Council/Palestinian Authority. Travel within Israel/Palestine provided by LFI. (Registered 5 December 2007)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Second home in London, from which I temporarily receive rental income.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)HADAW Productions and Investments Ltd.
  
  
BLUNT, Crispin (Reigate)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Connaught Search Solutions Ltd; an executive search company.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
22-26 April 2007, to Iran, to engage in dialogue with Iranian Parliamentarians and others on current affairs in Iran. Travel and subsistence expenses were met by the Conservative Middle East Council. (Registered 9 May 2007)
10-22 September 2007, to Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Syria with the Conservative Middle East Council, to make visits, receive briefings on the region and meet Government ministers, parliamentarians and others. Flight from London to Tel Aviv and flight from Damascus to London and accommodation and travel within Israel and Palestine funded by the Conservative Middle East Council; travel and accommodation costs within Jordan and Syria paid for by the Governments of Jordan and Syria respectively. (Registered 15 October 2007)
3-7 November 2007, to Cairo, Egypt, as Co-Chairman of the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, to attend the 9th Party Congress of the National Democratic Party of Egypt. Return flight London to Cairo and accommodation paid for by National Democratic Party. (Registered 12 November 2007)
29 November-2 December 2007, to Madrid to attend conference of Le Cercle, a foreign policy think-tank, with flight and accommodation expenses paid by the conference organisers. (Registered 16 December 2007)
19-24 February 2008, to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Kabul, Afghanistan, as Chairman of the Conservative Middle East Council. Flights, taxis and one night's accommodation expenses paid for by the Conservative Middle East Council. (Registered 20 March 2008)
13-16 April 2008, to Qatar, to attend the 8th Doha Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade. Return flight, food and accommodation provided by the Government of Qatar. (Registered 17 April 2008)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director of CAABU (The Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding Ltd.)
(appointed 25 November 2004).
  
  
BONE, Peter (Wellingborough)
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)AJWB Travel Ltd; travel company
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director of AJWB Travel Ltd; non-remunerated at present.
Owner of P W Bone Chartered Accountants; non-remunerated at present.
  
  
BORROW, David (South Ribble)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
11-12 February 2007, to Nairobi, Kenya, and Entebbe, Uganda, to view HIV vaccine trials. All costs met by iavi (International Aids Vaccine Initiative). (Registered 10 April 2007)
17-19 February 2007, to Israel, on fact-finding visit to consider Israel/Palestine security issues. All costs met by the Labour Friends of Israel. (Registered 10 April 2007)
24-29 August 2007, to Israel and Palestine on fact-finding visit, including various meetings and attendance at a peace conference. All travel and other expenses met by Middle East Peace Initiative. (Registered 4 October 2007)
9-13 September 2007, to Johannesburg, South Africa, to examine the work being undertaken by South African businesses to combat the spread of AIDS and treat those infected. All travel and other expenses met by Business Action for Africa. (Registered 4 October 2007)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Flat in London from which rental income is received.
  
  
BOSWELL, Tim (Daventry)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Self­employed partner in family farming business at Lower Aynho Grounds (see item 8).
  
  
8.Land and Property
Lower Aynho Grounds Farm (as at item 2), Northants/Oxon, from which rental income is also received.
Land at Great Leighs, Essex (with family interests), from which rental income is received.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Barclays PLC; banking.
Glaxo Smith Kline PLC; pharmaceuticals.
Reckitt Benckiser PLC; household products.
Tesco PLC; food retailing.
Target Corporation Inc.; US retailer.
BASF; German, chemicals
  
  
BOTTOMLEY, Peter (Worthing West)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
I am president of the Westminster Circle, a business group who choose to give surplus funds to Conservative associations, including Worthing West, and to charity.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
809 August 2007, to Tallahassee, Florida, USA, in support of clemency hearing for Krishna Maharaj. Costs paid by Reprieve. (Registered 3 August 2007)
  
  
BRADSHAW, Ben (Exeter)
Nil.
  
  
BRADY, Graham (Altrincham and Sale West)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for occasional lectures to groups of students from the United States on behalf of the American Institute for Foreign Study and International Enrichment. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
24-25 April 2007, to Warsaw, to address British Polish Chamber of Commerce (BPCC) Conference, attend political meetings and a briefing at the British Embassy. Travel and accommodation provided by BPCC. (Registered 26 April 2007)
9-11 September 2007, to Gibraltar with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Gibraltar to attend and speak at the National Day celebration on 10 September. Travel and accommodation provided by the Government of Gibraltar. (Registered 30 September 2007)
  
  
BRAKE, Tom (Carshalton and Wallington)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation to my constituency party from Jay Patel, of Ryedowns Ltd (personal donation). (Registered 28 January 2008)
  
  
BRAZIER, Julian (Canterbury)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of parliamentary panel at Arcadia University, providing courses for visiting American students. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
BREED, Colin (Cornwall South East)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Lay Associate Member of General Medical Council. I receive expenses relating to meetings and work undertaken in that role. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
29 July-4 August 2007, to Taiwan with the Liberal Democrat Taiwan Group, to further political relations between UK and Taiwan. My visit was made at the invitation and expense of the Taiwan Government. (Registered 11 October 2007)
8-12 September 2007, to Gibraltar with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gibraltar, to attend the National Day celebrations, accompanied by my spouse. Our visit was made at the expense of the Gibraltar Government. (Registered 11 October 2007)
3-6 December 2007, to Sudan including Darfur Province, on a fact-finding visit to meet with President, Government and opposition MPs, representatives of NGOs and African Union. Transport and accommodation funded by the Anglo-Arab Organisation. (Registered 14 December 2007)
  
  
BRENNAN, Kevin (Cardiff West)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
9 February 2008, I attended the Wales v Scotland rugby match in Cardiff with a guest, tickets and hospitality provided by Western Power Distribution. (Registered 14 February 2008)
20 February 2008, one ticket to the Brit Awards, provided by British Phonographic Industry. (Registered 21 February 2008)
15 March 2008, I attended the Wales v France rugby match at the Millennium Stadium with a guest, tickets and hospitality provided by BBC Wales. (Registered 25 March 2008)
  
  
BROKENSHIRE, James (Hornchurch)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Solicitor (non-practising).
  
  
8.Land and Property
House in Essex, from which rental income is received.
  
  
BROOKE, Annette (Mid-Dorset and North Poole)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Joint owner with my husband of Broadstone Minerals; small retail and wholesale business dealing in rocks, minerals and gemstones.
  
  
8.Land and Property
Business premises (retail shop and store) in Poole.
  
  
BROWN, Rt. Hon. Gordon (Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donations to Leadership Campaign Fund received from:
Lord Bhattacharyya
Mr Paul Myners, of London
Sir Sigmund Sternberg
Lord Leitch
Lord Gregson
Community Trade Union
Caparo Industries plc
Mr John Miskelly, of Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Lord Gavron
Vehicle and driver support for Leadership Campaign from the Co-operative Party.
Design services for Leadership Campaign from Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO Ltd.
(Registered 25 May 2007)
 
Donations to Leadership Campaign Fund received from:
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Lord Haskel
Ballathie Estates Ltd
Jonathan Mendelsohn, of London
The Cooperative Party
Ms Ursula Barnes, of London
Mr David Pitt-Watson, of London
Lord Simon of Highbury
USDAW Trade Union
Mr William Nabarro, of Ripon, Yorkshire
Mr Paul Myners, of London
GMB Trade Union
Caparo Industries PLC
Accountancy services for Leadership Campaign from PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
(Registered 25 June 2007)
  
  
BROWN, Lyn (West Ham)
  
  
8.Land and Property
One quarter share in a holiday cottage in Ambleside, Cumbria.
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I received support for a charity event I helped to organised, during which HM Armed Forces Veterans from the London Borough of Newham were presented with their HM Veterans Badge. Sponsorship was given by Westfield Shopping Towns Ltd, London City Airport Ltd, Canary Wharf Group plc, Excel London, the British Institute of Techology and E-Commerce, USO Productions Inc. and West Ham United FC. (Registered 28 January 2008)
  
  
BROWN, Rt Hon Nicholas (Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional lecture to the Civil Service College. This involves no payment to myself, but a donation is made to the Newcastle East & Wallsend Parliamentary Association, which is the local political campaign fund. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 31 May 2007)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
October/November 2007, attended Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Ring Cycle, as a guest of Canary Wharf. (Registered 3 December 2007)
  
  
BROWN, Russell (Dumfries and Galloway)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
2-10 June 2007, to Burundi and Rwanda as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Flight and accommodation paid by funding provided by Christian Aid, Oxfam Novib, Action Aid and International Alert. (Registered 17 July 2007)
  
  
BROWNE, Des (Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Non-practising Member of Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh.
  
  
BROWNE, Jeremy (Taunton)
Nil.
  
  
BROWNING, Angela (Tiverton and Honiton)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for lectures to Civil Service College, which are paid direct to charities. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I was the recipient of two Centre Court tickets for Wimbledon on 4 July 2007, as a guest of Lord and Lady Ashcroft. (Registered 5 July 2007)
  
  
BRUCE, Malcolm (Gordon)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
7-9 December 2007, to Istanbul, to attend a seminar for parliamentarians from the eastern Balkans in my capacity as a member of the steering committee of the East West Parliamentary Practice Project based in Amsterdam. Business return flight to Istanbul, transfer, accommodation for two nights and all meals and hospitality provided by the EWPPP. (Registered 9 January 2008)
18-25 February 2008, to Brazil, to take part in a two-day seminar for the G8+5 ClimateChange dialogue organised by Globe UK on behalf of Globe International and thereafter a two day visit to Matto Grosso. Return business class flight to Sao Paulo, internal economy flights, three nights' accommodation and two lunches and a dinner provided by Globe International; attended one reception provided by the Speaker of the Brazilian Parliament in Brasilia. Also one night's accommodation, dinner, breakfast and surface transport in Matto Grosso as guest of the Governor of Matto Grosso. (Registered 4 March 2008)
  
  
BRYANT, Chris (Rhondda)
Nil.
  
  
BUCK, Karen (Regent's Park and Kensington North)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Weekly article for 'Regeneration and Renewal' magazine. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
BURDEN, Richard (Birmingham, Northfield)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
6-8 July 2007, passes to British Grand Prix at Silverstone provided by the Motor Sports Association. (Registered 10 July 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
24-29 March 2007, to Nanjing and Shanghai, to attend Nanjing Automobile Company's launch of MG car production in China and to hold a range of meetings on the automotive industry and economic development/investment in my constituency. Return travel to China, transport within China and accommodation funded by Nanjing Automobile Company. (Registered 6 April 2007)
4-11 September 2007, fact-finding visit to Palestine and Israel. Accommodation and travel funded by the Welfare Association UK. (Registered 28 September 2007)
  
  
BURGON, Colin (Elmet)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
25 August-1 September 2007, to Colombia, for meetings with victims of human rights abuses, talks with government ministers and leaders of Colombian trade unions. Return flights and hotel accommodation provided by Justice for Colombia, a human rights NGO. (Registered 9 October 2007)
1-7 September 2007, to Venezuela for fact-finding visit. Accommodation paid for by the Government of Venezuela. (I paid for my flights.) (Registered 9 October 2007)
10-14 January 2008, to Venezuela on a fact-finding visit, attending a conference of the PSUV, meetings with government representatives, parliamentarians and others. Transport, accommodation and hospitality provided by the Venezuelan Government. (Registered 26 February 2008)
  
  
BURNHAM, Andy (Leigh)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Office rent abatement by Wigan Council to reflect public services offered from the offices, and benefits to the community and the Council from the use of the premises.
  
  
BURNS, Simon (West Chelmsford)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Lectures to civil servants on the workings of Parliament. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
13-16 April 2007, to Dubai, UAE, to give a speech at the World Forum. Economy flight and hotel accommodation paid for by the World Forum. (Registered 16 April 2007)
22-25 April 2007, to Qatar to attend the 7th Conference on Democracy, Security and Trade. Flights and accommodation paid for by the Government of Qatar. (Registered 26 April 2007)
6-11 September 2007, to Bahrain to meet the Government and Ministers to discuss the Middle East situation and Iraq. Flights and accommodation paid for by the Government of Bahrain. (Registered 11 September 2007)
13-16 April 2008, to Qatar, to attend the 8th Doha Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade. Flights and accommodation paid for by the Government of Qatar. (Registered 17 April 2008)
  
  
BURROWES, David (Enfield, Southgate)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to Shepherd Harris and Co, Enfield, as a solicitor specialising in criminal law.
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Intern provided by Christian charity, CARE.
  
  
BURSTOW, Paul (Sutton and Cheam)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation to my constituency party received from:
Mr Brian S Burstow (father)
Mr and Mrs Campbell (private donation from constituents)
Since September 2004 I have been provided an intern sponsored by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education).
  
  
BURT, Alistair (North East Bedfordshire)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Provision of an intern by CARE (Christian Action, Research and Education). (Registered 6 February 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
25-28 February 2007, to Israel, hosted by Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI). CFI contributed the costs of flights, accommodation and some meals. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Official Guests Department) contributed to the costs of travel inside Israel, some accommodation and three meals. (Registered 29 May 2007)
5-8 May 2007, to Israel, hosted by the European Coalition for Israel, a pan-European Christian organisation, which contributed to the costs of flights, accommodation and some meals. (Registered 29 May 2007)
  
  
BURT, Lorely (Solihull)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
17-24 March 2007, to Brazil, visiting Santarem, Brasilia and Sao Paolo, to explore how the UK Government can support Brazil with its action on climate change. All travel and accommodation costs were met by the World Wildlife Fund. (Registered 23 April 2007)
  
  
BUTLER, Dawn (Brent South)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
1-4 October 2007, to New York and Washington, to meet the Mayor of New York, visit the New York Stock Exchange and Members of Congress in connection with capital markets and financial regulation. All travel, accommodation and hospitality paid by Deutsche Bank. (Registered 18 October 2007)
  
  
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
During a non-registrable visit to Jamaica in June 2006 I received a flight upgrade from Air Jamaica. (Registered 13 April 2007)
  
  
BUTTERFILL, Sir John (Bournemouth West)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Partner, Butterfill Associates (financial, corporate and real estate consultants).
Consultant to Curchod and Co. (Chartered Surveyors) (non-parliamentary).
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
In the course of a non-registrable CPA visit to Botswana, my wife and I were upgraded by Virgin Atlantic on 14 and 21 April 2007. (Registered 25 April 2007)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director and shareholder of Gold Ísland Ltd which holds minerals exploration licences in Iceland (currently unremunerated).
  
  
BYERS, Rt Hon Stephen (North Tyneside)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman (non-executive) of ACWA Services Ltd; a water treatment company based in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant in relation to the non-UK commercial activities of Consolidated Contractors International Co., an international construction company founded in Lebanon with its head office now in Athens.
Chairman of the Board of YES (the Yalta European Strategy); a policy network established to promote ideas, debate and Ukraine's membership of the European Union.
Fee for speaking at the Financial Security Assurance's European Infrastructure Leaders Forum in Venice on 27 April 2007 (Up to £5,000). The costs of travel and accommodation from 26-29 April for my partner and myself were paid by Financial Security Assurance. (Registered 30 April 2007)
Fee for taking part in ITN Blair programme on 10 May 2007. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 11 May 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
28 June-1 July 2007, to Kiev and Yalta in Ukraine, to attend the fourth annual conference of the Yalta European Strategy, an organisation established to promote debate, discussion and Ukraine's membership of the European Union. All hotel and travel costs paid by Yalta European Strategy Limited. (Registered 4 July 2007)
19-21 February 2008, to Brasilia, Brazil, to attend a conference organised by GLOBE, a group of legislators from the G8+5 climate change dialogue. Hotel and travel costs paid by the promoters of GLOBE. (Registered 3 March 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Rental income received from property in Forest Hall, Newcastle.
  
  
BYRNE, Liam (Birmingham Hodge Hill)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Interest free loan from NM Rothchilds to help finance my business school education, issued in 1999 and predating my election to the House.
  
  





 
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