House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 31st October 2016

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina (Ochil and South Perthshire)

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina (Ochil and South Perthshire)

1. Employment and earnings

Weekly newspaper column in The National, Newsquest Media Group, Newsquest (Herald and Times) Ltd, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 3QB. Paid £150 per week, until further notice. Hours: approx 2 hrs per week. (Registered 04 June 2015)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

Name of donor: Gleneagles Hotel Ltd
Address of donor: Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: For one night’s accommodation and hospitality for me and a guest with a total of £715
Date received: 8 September 2016
Date accepted: 8 September 2016
Donor status: company, registration SC097000
(Registered 05 October 2016)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: Harper Collins Publishers
Address of donor: 103 Westerhill Rd, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 2QT
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel expenses of £334.70, paid on 22 October 2015
Destination of visit: New Providence, Bahamas
Date of visit: 17 August 2015
Purpose of visit: To produce material for audiobook.
(Registered 18 November 2015)

Name of donor: UK China Forum Ltd
Address of donor: 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return (premium) economy class air ticket to Beijing and return from Shanghai, £2,117.09, two nights' hotel accommodation in both Beijing and Shanghai, £560 (£140 per night); total £2,677.09
Destination of visit: Beijing and Shanghai
Date of visit: 16-19 November 2015
Purpose of visit: Cross-party Parliamentary visit to attend the 2015 UK-China Leadership Forum organised by the Great Britain China Centre, UK China Forum Ltd and the International Department of the ruling Chinese party, and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to discuss how to develop UK-China relations following the State Visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping.
(Registered 18 December 2015)

Name of donor: The Consultative Assembly, Iran
Address of donor: Tehran, Iran
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): estimated costs - accommodation £600, meals £125 and transport £13; total £738. Travel costs to/from Tehran met by a non-registrable source.
Destination of visit: Tehran, Iran
Date of visit: 17-23 December 2015
Purpose of visit: Scottish parliamentary delegation to discuss international trade, nuclear disarmament and human rights issues.
(Registered 20 January 2016)

Name of donor: Immigrant Council of Ireland
Address of donor: Independent Law Centre, 2 St Andrews Street, Dublin, Ireland
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Travel and accommodation for a member of staff and me, total value approx. £940
Destination of visit: Dublin
Date of visit: 21-22 February 2016
Purpose of visit: To support the launch of a report on islamaphobia with the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
(Registered 02 March 2016)

Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel and accommodation with a total value of £2,800
Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates
Date of visit: 1-6 April 2016
Purpose of visit: to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures to build on the bilateral relationship and promote trade and investment ties.
(Registered 12 April 2016)

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year

Half share in two flats in Glasgow: (i) and (ii). (Registered 4 June 2015; updated 18 November 2015)

Until 31 March 2016, half share in a third flat in Glasgow: (i) and (ii). (Registered 4 June 2015; updated 18 November 2015 and 20 April 2016)

Half share in one house in Kingussie, Highlands and Islands: (i) and (ii). (Registered 4 June 2015; updated 18 November 2015)

8. Miscellaneous

I have a shareholding in Hamilton Burns W.S Limited below registrable level. (Registered 04 June 2015)

Solicitor, not currently practising. (Registered 04 June 2015)

 

Prepared 2nd November 2016