House of Commons

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

WHARTON, James (Stockton South)

6. Overseas visits

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)

Name of donor: Government of the United Arab Emirates

Address of donor: PO Box 31966, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Date of visit: 30 March-4 April 2012

Purpose of visit: delegation to look at economic development and ties with UK industry and promote links between the UAE and UK.

(Registered 25 April 2012

Name of donor: Sri Lankan High Commission

Address of donor: 13 Hyde Park Gardens, London, W2 2LU

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, hotels, transport and food to the value of £3,200

Destination of visit: Sri Lanka

Date of visit: 29 July 2012 to 6 August 2012

Purpose of visit: Delegation to Sri Lanka to see progress made with post war reconstruction and reconciliation. This involved meetings with Government Ministers and opposition MPs and the British High Commission, and visits to reconstruction works in Jaffna, Kilinochi and Trincomalee. (Registered 5 September 2012)

Prepared 3rd October 2012