House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 16th April 2012

WHARTON, James (Stockton South)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payment of £75 received from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion research. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to my constituency association. (Registered 7 June 2011)

Payment of £75 received 20 August 2011 from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion research. Hours: 30 mins.  Payment donated to my constituency association. (Registered 22 August 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: Sir John Hall

Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 April 2011)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Address of donor: c/o Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1 W0EB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,600, which includes travel to and from Taiwan (RoC), travel within the country, accommodation and hospitality

Destination of visit: Taipei and I Lan

Date of visit: 29 May-4 June 2011 inclusive

Purpose of visit: part of a parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of economic and political issues concerning the country

(Registered 9 June 2011)

Name of donor:  (1) Oxfam GB and (2) VSO

Address of donor: (1) John Smith House, Cowley, Oxfordshire, OX4 2JY; (2) Carlton House 27A Carlton Drive, Putney, London SW15 2BS

Amount of donation:  (1) £1,061.12, comprising roundtrip flights from London to Dar es Salaam costing £765.73 ; food, beverages and guesthouse on field visits costing £131.89 and Dar es Salaam hotel accommodation costing £163.50 (2) £106.67, comprising flights to Zanzibar costing £75.25 and transport and food in Zanzibar costing £31.42.

Destination of visit:  Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro and Dodoma, Tanzania

Date of visit: 14 -19 August 2011

Purpose of visit: To attend a study tour of Tanzania focused on food security and climate change with Oxfam GB and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Agriculture and Food for Development.

(Registered 30 October 2011)

Name of donor: Government of Sri Lanka

Address of donor: c/o Sri Lankan High Commission, 13 Hyde Park Gardens  London W2 2LU

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,200 (including flights, accommodation and internal transport)

Destination of visit: SriLanka, including Colombo, Killinochi and Jaffna

Date of visit: 2-7 January 2012

Purpose of visit: Visiting post-conflict areas to see development and investment work, meeting with government and opposition groups to discuss political situation and work on national reconciliation

(Registered 20 January 2012)

Name of donor: International Alert

Address of donor: 346 Clapham Road, London SW9 9AP

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,100, including flights, internal travel and food

Destination of visit: Sri Lanka, including Colombo, Kilinochi and Trincomalee

Date of visit: 3-10 March 2012

Purpose of visit: fact finding and dialogue building delegation with second generation Sri Lankan diaspora from the UK to look at post conflict reconciliation and economic development.

(Registered 10 April 2012)

Prepared 19th April 2012