House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 13th October 2014

O’BRIEN, Rt Hon Stephen (Eddisbury)

1. Directorships

Director of Observe Ltd, a consultancy providing corporate, strategic and commercial advice, which started trading from March 2014 (previously dormant). Registered office: St. John’s Chambers, Love Street, Chester CH1 1QN. (Registered 17 March 2014)

Non-Executive Director of S4Si Ltd, Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London WC2N 6AA, security services and solutions specialists. Annual fee: £35,000 plus VAT, to be paid in varying monthly instalments for the period starting 1 January 2014. Minimum commitment of 28 hrs per annum from 10 March 2014. (£30,001-£35,000) (Registered 17 March 2014)

3. Clients

Of Observe Ltd:

Montrose International LLP; social investment and sustainability programme delivery. Address: Unit 8 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow HA5 7SA. Fee: £30,000 plus VAT, per annum (paid quarterly) for an average of 2 days per month (£25,001-£30,000). (Registered 17 March 2014)

17 March 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT received for October to December 2013. Hours: 46 hrs. (Registered 25 March 2014)

28 April 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT for January to March 2014. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 8 May 2014)

28 July 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT for April to June 2014. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 11 August 2014)

Global Strategy Ltd; strategic, international commercial and corporate consultancy. Address: 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RZ. (£35,001-£40,000). (Registered 8 May 2014)

10 May 2014, received a fee of £40,000 plus VAT for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. Hours: anticipated average of minimum of 12 hrs per month. (Registered 8 May 2014)

UK Broadband Ltd, network communication services. Address: 3rd Floor, International House, 7 High Street, Ealing, London W5 5DB. Hours: anticipated 10-12 hrs per month. (£5,001 to £10,000) (Registered 8 May 2014; updated 18 May 2014)

27 May 2014, received fee of £3,500 plus VAT for the period 1 April 2014 to 30 April 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 18 June 2014)

30 June 2014, received fee of £3,500 plus VAT for the period 1 May to 31 May 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 4 July 2014)

UK Broadband Ltd, network communication services. Address: 3rd Floor, International House, 7 High Street, Ealing, London W5 5DB. (New agreement for the period 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015). Hours: anticipated 3 hrs per month, for a fee of £1,000 per month. (£10,001 to £15,000) (Registered 16 July 2014)

12 August 2014, received £1,000 plus VAT for July 2014. Hours: 3.5 hrs. (Registered 21 August 2014)

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Name of donor: Plexus Cotton Ltd

Address of donor: 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Open Championship 2014, and associated hospitality; total value approx. £1,300

Date of receipt: 18 July 2014

Date of acceptance of donation: 18 July 2014

Donor status: company, registration 02548312

(Registered 2 September 2014)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: The Roll Back Malaria Partnership

Address of donor: 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

Amount of donation: return flights, ground transportation, thirteen nights hotel accommodation and subsistence for two people, with a total value of £12,400

Destination of visit: Papua New Guinea and Australia

Date of visit: 25 May – 7 June 2014

Purpose of visit: To help drive discussions around health investments for development, to help drive progress against broader development targets in my role as Global Advocate of Roll Back Malaria Partnership (unremunerated).

(Registered 18 June 2014; updated 16 July 2014)

Name of donor: Savannah Petroleum Ltd

Address of donor: 50 Lothian Road, Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9WJ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights between Manchester and Niamey, Niger at a cost of £3,852.72

Destination of visit: Niger

Date of visit: 3 July 2014

Purpose of visit: to witness the signing of an agreement between the company and the Nigerien Ministry of Energy, and to make a speech at a reception.

(Registered 8 July 2014)

8. Land and Property

Part share of a house in London from which rental income is received. (Registered 12 November 2012, updated 17 March 2014)

9. Shareholdings

(a) Observe Ltd, details as stated in Category 1. (Registered 17 March 2014)

11. Miscellaneous

Non-practising Solicitor.

Unremunerated posts:

Non-Executive Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. (Registered 17 March 2014)

Global Advocate of Roll Back Malaria Partnership, World Health Organisation. (Registered 17 March 2014)

Non-Executive Director/Trustee of the City of London Sinfonia. (Registered 17 March 2014)

Prepared 16th October 2014