Register of Members' Interests Contents


SALMOND, Alex (Banff and Buchan)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of the Scottish Parliament. (As I am also a Member of the House of Commons I receive one third of the MSP salary. Arrangements are currently ongoing for this to be paid into a charitable trust.)
First Minister of Scotland.
SALTER, Martin (Reading West)
SANDERS, Adrian (Torbay)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
20 February 2008, one ticket to the Brit Awards as guest of the Brit Trust and the BPI. (Registered 25 February 2008)
8.Land and Property
Residential property in Paignton, from which rental income is derived.
SARWAR, Mohammad (Glasgow Central)
1.Remunerated directorships
United Land and Investment Ltd; investment company.
United Land and Investment (Glasgow) Ltd; investment company.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)United Wholesale (Scotland) Ltd; wholesale cash and carry business, trading in groceries, cigarettes and alcohol.
SCOTT, Lee (Ilford North)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant on regeneration and planning to Vincos, London; regeneration
Consultant on regeneration and planning to Anglo Scottish Properties, London.
Consultant on planning to Leon Schaller & Sons Ltd, Ilford, Essex.
SEABECK, Alison (Plymouth Devonport)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary consultant to the Institution of Structural Engineers (ended 30 June 2007). (Up to £5,000)
SELOUS, Andrew (South West Bedfordshire)
6.Overseas visits
29 June-4 July 2007, to China, visiting Nanjing and Beijing, to gain an understanding of the religious situation in China, including meeting senior government officials in the State Administration for Religious Affairs in Beijing. Travel and subsistence expenses were met by the Bible Society. (Registered 4 December 02007)
8.Land and Property
Residential property in London, from which rental income is received.
SHAPPS, Grant (Welwyn Hatfield)
1.Remunerated directorships
Printhouse Corporation Ltd; design and print.
How To Corp Ltd.; marketing.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donations received through Conservative Campaign Headquarters used to support my office in my capacity as Shadow Housing Minister from:
Carcol Ltd, London
Goldsmith Williams Ltd, Liverpool
Douglas & Gordon Ltd, London
The Carling Partnership Ltd, London
Sapcote Group plc, Birmingham
Edeus Creators Ltd, Wolverhampton
(Registered 15 May 2008)
Ray Franklin, Potters Bar
Alan Eisner, London
(Registered 10 June 2008)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
7 February 2008, I received an upgraded seat when flying to the USA with Virgin Atlantic (in relation to an otherwise unregistrable visit on a ticket that I paid for). (Registered 2 March 2008)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Printhouse Corporation
How To Corp
SHARMA, Virendra (Ealing Southall)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
I have the rent free use of an office in the constituency provided by Tack & Co Accountants, of Southall. (Registered 15 May 2008)
6.Overseas visits
30 September-3 October 2007, to Cyprus, for study visit with Friends of Cyprus delegation. Accommodation costs, use of car and driver provided by the Republic of Cyprus House of Representatives. (Return flights to Cyprus paid for out of House of Commons European travel allowance.) (Registered 17 October 2007)
23-30 October 2007, to India, including New Delhi and Mumbai, for international Parliamentarians of Indian Origin event. Return flight to India, accommodation, meals and travel costs met by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. (Registered 21 November 2007)
27 December 2007-10 January 2008, to Chandigarh, Punjab, India, for a Punjab State Government Conference on issues relating to overseas Punjabis. Upgrade to Business Class for return flight from Heathrow to New Delhi provided by Air India. Accommodation, meals and travel costs in India relating to the conference paid for by the Punjab State Government. (Registered 1 February 2008)
SHAW, Jonathan (Chatham and Aylesford)
SHEERMAN, Barry (Huddersfield)
1.Remunerated directorships
Networking for Industry, a not for profit company promoting UK competitiveness and parliamentary communication with industry.
Urban Mines Ltd.; a not for profit charity promoting sustainable use of resources.
Chairman, Logicap; construction industry logistics.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Member of Environmental Scrutiny Board of Onyx UK Ltd.; environmental waste management company
Academic adviser to Arcadia University (Philadelphia, USA).
8.Land and Property
Small one-bedroom flat in London, currently let.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Chair of Trustees, Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS).
SHEPHERD, Richard (Aldridge­Brownhills)
1.Remunerated directorships
Shepherd Food Holdings Ltd., and its subsidiary:
Shepherd Foods (London) Limited (unremunerated)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Former member of Lloyd's. Resigned with effect from 31 December 1994.
Categories of business underwritten in open and run-off years: All, except life.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Shepherd Food Holdings Ltd.
Partridges of Sloane St Ltd.
SHERIDAN, Jim (Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
6.Overseas visits
4-7 November 2007, to Nigeria as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria, to investigate matters relating to energy security, malaria and good governance. Flights were provided by Virgin Nigeria and other costs met out of the registered funds of the group. (Registered 27 November 2007)
7-12 February 2008, to Ghana, to play a football match against the Ghanaian Parliament at their invitation to celebrate their 50th anniversary of independence, to visit an SOS Villages project and a refugee camp at the invitation of PLAY Ghana, and to attend the African Nations Cup Final, with accommodation, food and local transport provided by the Parliament of Ghana and a contribution towards the air fare provide by our club sponsors National Grid,who also helped provide a charitable donation to SOS Villages. (Registered 12 June 2008)
15-17 May 2008, to Guernsey at the invitation of the States of Guernsey, to play a football match with accommodation and hospitality provided by the States of Guernsey and a contribution to the air fare provided by our club sponsors National Grid. (Registered 12 June 2008)
SHORT, Rt. Hon. Clare (Birmingham, Ladywood)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee for attendance as guest speaker at the Annual Conference of Local Dental Committees. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 June 2007)
4 March 2008, fee (of below registrable value) and flights to Madrid paid by Fride, to deliver lecture. (Registered 8 April 2008)
30-31 March 2008, fee (of below registrable value), train fare and overnight accommodation in Paris paid by Sciences-Po University, Paris, for lecture to students. (Registered 8 April 2008)
6.Overseas visits
9-12 October 2006, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on fact-finding visit at the behest of ActionAid UK, who paid for my fare and expenses. (My accommodation was provided by the UK Ambassador to Ethiopia.) (Registered 31 May 2007)
4-8 January 2007, to Lebanon and Syria on a fact-finding mission with the Anglo Arab Organisation, who provided my flights and accommodation. (Registered 12 July 2007)
23-27 April 2007, to Tunis, to attend a "Cities without Slums" Policy Advisory Board meeting. Flights, accommodation, expenses and an honorarium were paid by the World Bank. (Registered 12 July 2007)
6-10 May 2007, to Palestine, with War on Want, who paid for my flights and accommodation. (Registered 12 July 2007)
2-6 February 2008, to Ethiopia, to attend Africa Humanitarian Action Assembly of Trustees meeting in Addis Ababa. Flights and accommodation paid for by Africa Humanitarian Action. (Registered 8 April 2008)
SIMMONDS, Mark (Boston and Skegness)
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman, Mortlock Simmonds Brown Leverett Ltd (known as MSBL); chartered surveyors.
6.Overseas visits
17-23 March 2007, to Brazil on frontbench business, as a guest of WWF, a UK-based non-governmental organisation. All costs of flights and accommodation were met by WWF. (Registered 29 March 2007)
6-16 September 2007, to China with the All-Party Parliamentary China Group, to discuss bilateral relations and human rights and the impact of China's economic growth on the UK. All internal travel and some food costs in China were met by the National People's Congress. The cost of the return flights from London to Beijing and accommodation costs were met from the funds provided by the registered sponsors of the All-Party Group. (Registered 23 October 2007)
29 March-4 April 2008, to Japan, to visit Kyoto University, Japanese Parliament and parliamentarians, the Foreign Office and Japanese technology businesses, at the invitation of the First Minister at the Embassy of Japan, Minister Hiramatsu. All costs of flights and accommodation were met by the Japanese Foreign Office. (Registered 4 June 2008)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Mortlock Simmonds Ltd.
SIMON, Siôn (Birmingham Erdington)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
22-24 June 2007, to the Glastonbury Festival with my partner and children, as guests of the BBC. (Registered 25 June 2007)
6.Overseas visits
11-19 September 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. Some travel within Israel provided by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 23 October 2007)
SIMPSON, Alan (Nottingham South)
8.Land and Property
Apartment in Italy.
SIMPSON, David (Upper Bann)
1.Remunerated directorships
Universal Meat Company, Co Armagh.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Councillor, Craigavon Borough Council
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
8.Land and Property
Farm in Co Armagh, from which rental income is received.
Flats in Portadown, Co Armagh, from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
Blackwater Investments.
SIMPSON, Keith (Mid Norfolk)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to G3 Defence Consulting Ltd, formerly the Eric Morris Consultancy Ltd (Geopolitical Analysts and Advisers). (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
27 May-2 June 2007, to Syria in my capacity as Shadow Foreign Office Minister Middle East, 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 5 June 2007)
25-28 January 2008, to Kuwait, as a member of an all-party fact-finding delegation in my capacity as a Shadow Foreign Office Minister. The cost of my flights and accommodation were borne by the Kuwait National Assembly. (Registered 29 January 2008)
7-12 February 2008, to Saudi Arabia for meetings with Saudi Ministers and officials. Flights, accommodation, internal travel and security was paid for by the Saudi Government. The visit was co-ordinated by the Conservative Middle East Council. (Registered 19 February 2008)
SINGH, Marsha (Bradford West)
6.Overseas visits
5-19 September 2007, to Pakistan/Azad Kashmir accompanied by my wife, at the invitation of the Kashmir Orphans Relief Trust. The purpose of the visit was to meet charity workers, promote the charity and to lay the foundation stone of a new orphanage, and visit the current orphanage in Mirpur (Azad Kashmir). The trip was paid for by Mr Mohammed Akhtar (Chairman), Mr Omar Khan (Vice-Chair) and Mohammed Rashid (Treasurer) as individuals (not from charity funds). In Mirpur we were the guests of the Azad Kashmir Government for three days. (Registered 6 March 2008)
SKINNER, Dennis (Bolsover)

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