Register of Members' Interests Contents


CABLE, Dr. Vincent (Twickenham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Two articles in the Daily Mail, 2 and 16 December 2007. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 14 January 2008)
Article in the Daily Mail 24 February 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 18 March 2008)
Article in the Daily Mail, 6 April 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 8 May 2008)
CABORN, Rt. Hon. Richard (Sheffield Central)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to AMEC; construction in the nuclear industry. (£70,001-£75,000)
Consultant to Fitness Industry Association; trade association for fitness industry. (£10,001-£15,000)
Chairman of the Football, Social and Economic Forum, which reports to the Association of European professional Football Leagues, the co-ordinating body of European professional football leagues. (Up to £5,000)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Office accommodation and car parking provided by Sheffield City Council at an annual charge of £2,000 toward rent and rates. Staff, furniture, telephone and cleaning costs are paid by myself; heating and lighting are provided by the Council.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
20 October 2007, I attended the Rugby World Cup Final in Paris as a guest of Betfair, who paid for my travel and accommodation costs. (Registered 6 March 2008)
CAIRNS, David (Inverclyde)
CAMERON, Rt Hon David (Witney)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
To facilitate my travel in my capacity as Leader of the Opposition in the period covered by this Register I have received helicopter and private plane travel from the following:
JCB Research Ltd
Jonathan Green, a retired businessman from London
Lord Harris
Harris Ventures Ltd
Michael Spencer
JC Bamford Excavators Ltd
Henry Lawson, of Henfield Lodge Aviation Ltd, London
Mr Andrew Cook, through William Cook Holdings, Sheffield
(The details of the travel provided have been provided to the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.)
29 June 2007, helicopter from Battersea, London, to Leeds Bradford Airport and return, provided by Mr Tim James on behalf of Kensington & Chelsea Aviation Ltd, Guildford. (Registered 10 July 2007)
20 October 2007, I attended the final of the Rugby World Cup at the Stade de France in Paris as a guest of the Rugby Football Union, accompanied by my wife. Lord Ashcroft provided transport from Paris to Stansted for our return journey only. (Registered 29 October 2007)
29 November 2007, I received a first class upgrade, as part of a promotional offer from British Airways, on a flight from Washington DC to London (paid for by the Conservative Party). (Registered 7 December 2007)
6 December 2007, I was provided with a suite at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff, by the Cardiff Business Club following making a speech to the Club at their annual dinner, which was held at the hotel. Use of the suite had been given to the Cardiff Business Club as part of a package when they booked the function rooms for their annual dinner. (Registered 17 December 2007)
Gift of a Fortnum and Mason hamper and twelve silver goblets from Lord Harris of Peckham and Lady Harris. (Registered 10 January 2008)
Gift of Fortnum and Mason hampers from Mr Mohammed Galadari of London. (Registered 10 January 2008)
From 21 December 2007 to 7 January 2008, I borrowed a Subaru Outback (LPG conversion) from Conservative Campaign Headquarters. The car is on loan to Conservative Campaign Headquarters from International Motors/Robert Edmiston. (Registered 15 January 2008)
15 March 2008, private plane from Newcastle to Biggin Hill, provided by Michael Hintze on behalf of CQS, London. (Registered 20 March 2008)
6 May 2008, donation from Michael Hintze to the Conservative Party to help sponsor two drinks receptions hosted by me for Conservative MPs and their partners. (Registered 20 May 2008)
19 May 2008, helicopter from Crewe to London provided by Bearwood Corporate Services Ltd, Southampton. (Registered 16 June 2008)
6.Overseas visits
23-25 January 2008, to Davos, Switzerland, to attend and participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, where I was invited to speak. The World Economic Forum provided my conference pass, occasional car use in Davos (including airport transfers) and some hospitality. (My flights and accommodation were paid for by the Conservative Party.) (Registered 7 February 2008)
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
Following my visit to Afghanistan, I was given a rug by Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. (Registered 30 August 2007)
In connection with a visit to California, USA, 10-12 October 2007, to make a speech at Google Zeitgeist Conference, the cost of commercial flights from London to San Francisco; Sacramento to Los Angeles; and Los Angeles to London for me and three accompanying members of my staff, was met by Google, USA. Google also provided one night's accommodation for me and three accompanying members of my staff and transport by car within California. (Other costs associated with the visit were met by the Conservative Party.) (Registered 19 November 2007)
Gift of a Harrods hamper from the Sultan of Brunei. (Registered 10 January 2008)
18-20 December 2007, during an official visit to China, the International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party provided me and my Chief of Staff with the following: an internal flight from Beijing to Chongqing, one night of hotel accommodation (the second night provided by the British Embassy in Beijing), some internal transport and a translator. Similar benefits but including two nights' hotel accommodation were provided to three members of Conservative Campaign Headquarters. (Registered 15 January 2008)
Gift of a sterling silver tray from President George W Bush, President of the United States, (Registered 16 June 2008)
CAMPBELL, Alan (Tynemouth)
CAMPBELL, Gregory (East Londonderry)
1.Remunerated directorships
A Northern Ireland publishing company.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Member of the City Council of Londonderry.[1]
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Remunerated member of the Campaign for the Promotion of Professionalism in Assessing Parliamentary Standards. (Up to £5,000)
CAMPBELL, Rt. Hon. Sir Menzies (North East Fife)
1.Remunerated directorships
Scottish American Investment Company PLC (£15,001-£20,000)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Queen's Counsel. (Resumed practice at the Bar with effect from 1 January 2008.)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Advance under contract with Hodder & Stoughton for autobiographical book. (£35,001-£40,000)
Further instalment of the advance of my autobiography. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 1April 2008)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd provided assistance to me in my previous capacity as Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party. Project sponsored was the salary of a personal spokesman. (Registered 14 September 2007)
Since March 2008 I receive support for my office from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust. (Registered 1 April 2008)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
September 2007, use of a car for six days during the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton provided by General Motors Ltd. (Registered 18 October 2007)
6.Overseas visits
13-17 May 2008, to Washington, to meet members of the current US administration for discussions about Guantanamo Bay. My fares and accommodation were paid by Amnesty International. (Registered 2 June 2008)
CAMPBELL, Ronnie (Blyth Valley)
CARMICHAEL, Alistair (Orkney and Shetland)
6.Overseas visits
2-7 September 2007, to Palestine and Israel on fact-finding visit. Travel and accommodation funded by the Welfare Association UK. (Registered 9 October 2007)
CARSWELL, Douglas (Harwich)
8.Land and Property
Residential property in Hertfordshire, from which rental income is received.
CASH, William (Stone)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Solicitor - William Cash & Co.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Research and organisational assistance from the European Foundation (nil remuneration).
8.Land and Property
One house at Upton Cressett, Shropshire from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Africa Speaks Holdings (UK) Limited (not trading); African data, information and culture.
CATON, Martin (Gower)
CAWSEY, Ian (Brigg and Goole)
CHALLEN, Colin (Morley and Rothwell)
6.Overseas visits
30 September-1 October 2007, to Italy, for visit to European Space Agency at Frascati, accompanied by my researcher. Our travel and accommodation was paid for by EADS Astrium Ltd. (Registered 4 October 2007)
CHAPMAN, Ben (Wirral South)
6.Overseas visits
6-16 September 2007, to China as Chairman of 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 18 October 2007)
CHAYTOR, David (Bury North)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation from the Association of Professionals in Education and Children's Trusts (Aspect) used to fund research and administrative support in my office. (Registered 4 March 2008)
8.Land and Property
House in Bury, Lancashire.
Flat in London.
CHOPE, Christopher (Christchurch)
1.Remunerated directorships
Carclew Limited; small private company which provides business consultancy services but excludes advice on parliamentary or public affairs.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Carclew Limited.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I am a barrister, currently non-practising.
CLAPHAM, Michael (Barnsley West and Penistone)
CLAPPISON, James (Hertsmere)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member of Lloyd's. (Resigned 31 December 1994.)
Categories of business underwritten for open years: All.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Two tickets to England v Ireland 6 Nations Rugby International match at Twickenham on 15 March 2008, as guests of the RFU Chief Executive. (Registered 28 May 2008)
8.Land and Property
Farmland in Patrington, East Yorkshire, from which rental income is received.
17 rented houses in Patrington and in Withernsea, North Humberside, four of which are registered in joint name with my wife.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Barrister, not undertaking work.
CLARK, Greg (Tunbridge Wells)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Financial support received towards the costs of my parliamentary office from Mr Stephen Barry of London. (Registered 22 May 2008)
CLARK, Katy (North Ayrshire and Arran)
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 5 December 2007)
CLARK, Paul (Gillingham)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
During the 2007/08 season I attended twelve football matches at the Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham, as guest of the Chairman, Paul Scally. On three occasions I was accompanied by my father, my daughter or son. (Registered 11 June 2008)
CLARKE, Charles (Norwich South)
1.Remunerated directorships
LJ Group, Norwich; educational systems provider.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to Beachcroft LLP; commercial law firm. (£25,001-£30,000)
Strategy Adviser to Charles Street Securities, Investment Bankers.
Consultant to KPMG LLP on the future of public service reform.
16 October 2007, fee for speech at 'Further Education Colleges and the International Market' Conference organised by Neil Stewart Associates. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 14 January 2008)
8 November 2007, fee for speech at British Healthcare Trades Association Awards Dinner in London. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 10 January 2008)
19 November 2007, fee for speech in Bahrain at 'Middle East: Homeland & Global Security Forum', who also paid for my flights and accommodation. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 10 January 2008)
27 November 2007, fee for speech at 'Higher Education Admissions' Conference organised by Neil Stewart Associates. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 14 January 2008)
Participation in National School of Government events during 2007. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 7 April 2008)
4 March 2008, fee for speech at 'Postgraduate Education' Conference organised by Neil Stewart Associates. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 7April 2008)
6 March 2008, fee for speech at 'Further Education - Higher Education Collaboration' Conference organised by Neil Stewart Associates. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 7 April 2008)
1 April 2008, fee for speech at '14-19 Funding' Conference organised by Neil Stewart Associates. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 7 April 2008)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Printing of constituency newsletter and stationery carried out by GMB Union. (Registered 10 January 2008)
Printing of constituency newsletter and stationery carried out by Unite the Union. (Registered 7 April 2008)
6.Overseas visits
1-2 October 2007, to Washington, to attend Policy Network Conference on 'Globalisation, growth and social equity: American and European perspectives'. Travel and accommodation met by Policy Network. (Registered 6 November 2007)
25-28 May 2008, to Syria, as a member of a parliamentary delegation to meet government ministers, parliamentarians and business leaders. The cost of flights and hospitality was met by the British Syrian Society. (Registered 8 July 2008)
CLARKE, Rt. Hon. Kenneth (Rushcliffe)
1.Remunerated directorships
Director (non-executive) of Independent News and Media (UK).
Independent News and Media plc.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Advisory Board of Centaurus Capital Limited.
14 June 2007, fee for addressing a conference of the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) in Bournemouth. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 26 June 2007)
5 October 2007, fee for speaking engagement at a luncheon for the Monte Carlo Business Group in Monte Carlo who also paid for my flights and accommodation. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 15 October 2007)
11 October 2007, fee for speaking engagement for the Milton Keynes Chamber Business Excellence Awards Dinner. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 15 October 2007)
14 December 2007, fee for speaking engagement for the Institute of Highways and Transportation, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, organised by Diana Boulter Associates. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 19 December 2007)
16 June 2008, fee for speaking engagement at the International Energy Credit Association Conference at the Divani Appollon Palace, Athens. (Up to £5,000) Flight, hotel and other incidental expenses paid by IECA. (Registered 7 July 2008)
18-19 June 2008, fee for speaking engagements for Cofunds Ltd, at Marriott Hotel, Bristol and Pendley Manor Hotel, Tring, organised by Speakers Corner. (£5,001-£10,000) Hotel and travel expenses paid by Cofunds Ltd. (Registered 7 July 2008)
Programmes on jazz for BBC Radio 4.
6.Overseas visits
12-14 October 2007, to Cadenabbia, Italy, to attend a political conference. My accommodation expenses were paid by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung of Berlin. (Registered 19 November 2007)
14-15 April 2008, to Oslo, Norway, to attend and speak at a Conference on "Britain in Europe, 1973-2008" at Oslo University. My travel and accommodation expenses were paid for by Oslo University. (Registered 8 May 2008)
18-23 May 2008, to Taiwan, as guest of the Taiwanese Government, with a group of parliamentarians from the All-Party Parliamentary British-Taiwanese Group, to attend the inauguration of President Ma Ying-Jeou. My travel and accommodation was paid for by the Government of Taiwan. (Registered 12 June 2008)
5-8 June 2008, to Chantilly, Virginia, USA, to attend Bilderberg Conference. Hotel accommodation paid for by the conference sponsors. (I paid my travel costs.) (Registered 12 June 2008)
CLARKE, Rt. Hon. Tom (Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)

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