House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 1st October 2012

de BOIS, Nick (Enfield North)

1. Directorships

Chair of Rapier Design Group (non-executive), exhibition and event management company, (client industries aerospace, transport, automotive, pharmaceutical, medical, leisure, retail, financial services, defence, entertainment, FMCG) Rapier House, Crane Mead Ware SG12 9PW, and subsidiaries Rapier Group Inc (US division), Joan Carol Inc, Hampton Medical Conferences (exhibition management), OPUS CREATES Ltd and Rapier Design Ltd. I resigned from all these directorships on 31 October 2011. (Registered 2 November 2011)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

22 May 2012 I made two speeches as Chairman of APPG for Events and Exhibitions Industry at the Imex Politicians Forum in Frankfurt and received two nights accommodation, cost £189. Address of payer: Imex 2012 (Regent Exhibitions Ltd and Imex America Ltd), The Agora, 1st Floor, Ellen Street, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3LN. Hours: 1 hr speaking. (Registered 20 June 2012)

26 July 2012 I chaired a meeting between the Bangladeshi Prime Minister and members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bangladesh in London and received a china tea set as thanks from the Prime Minister, estimated value £200. Address: Prime Minister’s Office, Old Sangsad Bhaban, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 31 August 2012)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor:

1) Conservative Middle East Council

2) Government of Kuwait

Address of donor:

1) 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL

2) Kuwait City, Kuwait

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):

1) £1,098, for flights

2) £850, for hotels

Destination of visit: Kuwait

Date of visit: 2-5 December 2011

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit including meetings with the Emir of Kuwait, senior Government officials and British business groups

(Registered 14 December 2011)

Name of donor: Government of the United Arab Emirates

Address of donor: PO Box 31966, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): cost of travel and accommodation; £3,500

Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates

Date of visit: 30 March-4 April 2012

Purpose of visit: to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures in order to build on the bilateral relationship and promote trade and investment ties.

(Registered 24 April 2012)

9. Shareholdings

(a) Rapier Design Group Ltd (until December 2011).

Prepared 3rd October 2012