House of Commons

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

Clarke, Mr Kenneth (Rushcliffe)

Clarke, Mr Kenneth (Rushcliffe)

1. Employment and earnings

Payments received via Chartwell Partners, 3rd Floor, King House, 5-11 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UA:

11 November 2015, received £7,500 plus VAT plus incidental expenses for a speaking engagement on 11 November 2015 at RBS Markets and International Banking Professional Services Conference at The Auditorium, Royal Bank of Scotland, 280 Bishopsgate, London. Payer: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 3 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2015)

1 December 2015, received £10,000 plus VAT and cost of a single business class Eurostar ticket, hotel accommodation and other incidental expenses, for speaking at a RBS Markets and International Banking Client Dinner at the Intercontinental Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam. Payer: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 24 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2015)

Payment of £7,500 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 10 March 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chalky Lane, Dogmersfield, Hampshire. One night’s hotel accommodation and incidental expenses are also to be reimbursed. Payer: Deutsche Bank AG, 1 Great Winchester Street London EC2N 2DB. Hours (including preparation and travel time) 17 hrs.
(Registered 30 March 2016)

Payment of £10,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 17 March 2016 at the Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen. The cost of a return Business Class flight to Copenhagen, one night’s accommodation and incidental expenses is also to be reimbursed. Payer: Royal Bank of Scotland Markets & International Banking, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH2 2YB. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 27 hrs.
(Registered 30 March 2016)

Payments received via Speakers Corner (London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL:

6 October 2015, received £8,000 plus VAT for a speaking engagement on 6 October 2015 at the Clothworkers Hall, London. Client was Clyde & Co LLP, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 02 November 2015)

4 February 2016, received £6,000 plus VAT for speaking at the Gordon Dadds Client Evening. Payer: Gordon Dadds LLP, 6-11 Agar Street, London. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 29 February 2016)

Payment of £5,750 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 5 May 2016 at the offices of KPMG Manchester. Travel expenses (train and taxi) and one night’s accommodation were also paid. Payer: KPMG UK LLP, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 12 hrs. (Registered 02 June 2016)

Payment of £5,750 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 26 May 2016 at the offices of KPMG, Leeds. Travel expenses (car mileage) were also paid. Payer: KPMG UK LLP, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 10 hrs. (Registered 02 June 2016)

3 December 2015, received £10,000 plus cost of single business class flight, hotel accommodation and other incidental expenses, for speaking at a dinner hosted by Nerine Fiduciaries SA, Rue Terreaux-du-Temple, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Payer: Nerine Fiduciaries. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 12 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2015)

Payments received via Jeremy Lee Associates, 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ:

29 January 2016, received £6,000 plus VAT for speaking at the Investment Property Forum Annual Lunch at London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, London. Payer: Investment Property Forum, New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1NH. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 29 February 2016)

16 June 2016, received £6,000 plus VAT for speaking in a debate for Allen & Overy at their London offices. Payer: Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 15 July 2016)

20 June 2016, received £6,500 plus VAT for a speaking engagement at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, from Automotive Fellowship International Limited, 7 Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 7 hrs. (Registered 22 July 2016)

15 September 2016, received £6,500 plus VAT for a speaking engagement at an event hosted by Macquarie Group at the Four Seasons Hampshire. Overnight hotel accommodation and travel expenses (car mileage) were also paid. Payer: Macquarie Group, Ropemaker Place, 28 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 8 hrs. (Registered 22 September 2016)

Payments received via Champions (UK) plc (speaking agency), Barrington House, Leake Road, Costock, Loughborough LE12 6XA:

Payment of £7,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement in Dublin on 9 March 2016. The cost of a return flight to Dublin and one night’s hotel accommodation and incidental expenses is also to be reimbursed. Payer: Allied Irish Bank of AIB Bank Centre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Hours: 27 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 30 March 2016)

17 June 2016, received £4,000 plus VAT and travel expenses for a speaking engagement for the Swansea Business Club at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea on Friday 20 May, 2016. Payer: Swansea Bay Business Club, 19 William Gannon Drive, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4HR. Hours: 12 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 22 June 2016)

Payments from Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2 Wharf Road, London N1 2RR, via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE:

26 April 2016, payment of £148,500 plus VAT as an advance payment for a book. From this I paid a fee of £37,000 to my editors. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 24 May 2016)

9 August 2016, payment of £110,000 plus VAT as an advance on delivery and acceptance for a book. From this I paid a fee of £16,000 to my editor. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 06 September 2016)

Payment of £8,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 7 June 2016 at the Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT. Payer: Société Générale, 10 Bishops Square, London E1 6EG. Hours: 6 hrs (including preparation and travel time). (Registered 06 July 2016)

29 June 2016, received £10,000 plus VAT and flights, hotel accommodation and incidental expenses, for a speaking engagement for Optiver Europe, Strawinskylaan 3095, 1077 ZX Amsterdam, Netherlands, paid by Raise the Bar, WeWork, Moorgate, 1 Fore Street, London EC2Y 5EJ. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 20 hrs. (Registered 22 July 2016)

16 October 2016, received a fee of £150 plus VAT for a speaking event at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. Overnight hotel accommodation was also paid. Payer: Cheltenham Festivals, 109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 7 hrs. (Registered 25 October 2016)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

Name of donor: Motor Sports Association
Address of donor: Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook SL3 0HG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for British Grand Prix and hospitality, with a total value of £1,032
Date received: 10 July 2106
Date accepted: 10 July 2016
Donor status: company, registration 1344829
(Registered 26 July 2016)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: UK China Forum Ltd
Address of donor: 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X
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 in a hotel in Beijing and one in Shanghai: £203 per night; total £2,726.09
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 09 December 2015)

 

Prepared 2nd November 2016