House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 6th June 2011

AMESS, David (Southend West)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. (£5,001–£10,000)

Received annual payment of £6,000 on 10 May 2011. Hours: 100 hrs. (Registered 10 May 2011)

18 March 2011, payment of £75 from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion research interview in February 2011. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 30 March 2011)

4. Sponsorships

(a) Donations to the constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:

Name of donor: Southend West Dining Club

Address of donor: Kevin Thomas, Bird Luckin Ltd, Aquila House, Waterloo Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1BW.

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000. No individual donor gave more than £1,500.

Donor status: group of individuals

(Registered 15 June 2010)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Qatar Government

Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB.

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): estimated value £5,000.

Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar.

Date of visit: 30 May to 2 June 2010

Purpose of visit: to attend the Forum on Democracy

(Registered 15 June 2010)

Name of donor: Voluntary Service Organisation

Address of donor: Carlton House, 27A Carlton Drive, London SW15 2BS

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,404.37

Destination of visit: Manila and Ifugao Province, Philippines

Date of visit: 22 August-3 September 2010

Purpose of visit: to participate in VSO’s Parliamentarian Volunteering Scheme

(Registered 24 September 2010)

Name of donor: Iran Liberty Association

Address of donor: Trafalgar House, Granville Place, Mill Hill, London NW7 3SA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Travel and hotel accommodation value £4487.57

Destination of visit: New York

Date of visit: 20-23 September 2010

Purpose of visit: to deliver a speech on behalf of the Iranian community

(Registered 7 October 2010)

Name of donor: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO)

Address of donor: 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £7,752.29, including business class flights, accommodation, transportation and meals

Destination of visit: Hong Kong

Date of visit: 19-26 February 2011

Purpose of visit: to strengthen bilateral ties and deepen understanding between the UK and Hong Kong, and to update knowledge and awareness of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development

(Registered 21 March 2011)

11. Miscellaneous

Trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust.

Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.

Prepared 11th June 2011