House of Commons

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

Salmond, Alex (Gordon)

Salmond, Alex (Gordon)

1. Employment and earnings

From the General Election until 5 May 2016, I received £1,641 a month from the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP, for my role as a MSP. Hours: these varied greatly depending on whether the Scottish Parliament was in session and the constituency work undertaken. (Registered 29 June 2015; updated 8 July 2015 and 28 July 2016)

From the General Election until 30 June 2016, Chronicles of Deer received £13,500 (£27,000 in total) each quarter from both DC Thomson, Courier Buildings, Dundee DD1 1DA and its subsidiary Aberdeen Journals, PO Box 43, Lang Stracht, Mastrick AB15 6DF, for articles and interviews shared by the newspapers and online platforms of these two companies. Hours: 6 hrs per week. This includes payment received on 31 July 2015 for the period April to June 2015. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 24 August 2015; updated 27 July 2016)

Payments received by Chronicles of Deer via Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Literary Agents, Drury House, 34-33 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HA:

3 August 2015, £10,000 received from HarperCollins Publishers UK, The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, for additional sales of a book already published. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 24 August 2015; updated 18 January 2016)

14 December 2015, £1,080.43 rights payment from Fundación Sabino Arana, Mandobide 6 – 3, 48007 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain, for the forthcoming Basque language edition of a book already published. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 6 January 2016; updated 14 January 2016)

18 December 2015, £1,800 received by Chronicles of Deer from Hat Trick Productions Ltd, 33 Oval Road, London, NW1 7EA, for an appearance on 'Have I Got News For You'. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2016)

From 1 July 2016 until further notice Chronicles of Deer Ltd will receive £5,000 plus VAT quarterly from Aberdeen Press and Journal, The Press and Journal, PO Box 43, Lang Stracht, Mastrick, AB15 6DF. This is for weekly video column contributions. Expected hours: 16 hrs per quarter. (Registered 27 July 2016)

25 July 2016, £15,000 plus VAT received by Chronicles of Deer Ltd from Global Radio, LBC, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA. This is related to contributions to a radio phone-in show and other LBC programmes in the period from January 2016 to end June 2016. Hours: normally 30 mins per week; 10-15 hours in total. (Registered 27 July 2016)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

Name of donor: Racecourse Association Ltd
Address of donor: Winkfield Road, Ascot SL5 7HX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: due to my membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Racing, a metal badge entitling the bearer to admittance to certain race meetings in the UK during 2016. The badge is not available for purchase but its estimated value is between £0 - £1,000, depending on usage.
Date received: 8 February 2016
Date accepted: 8 February 2016
Donor status: company, registration 93447
(Registered 12 February 2016)

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 my wife with a total value of £1,495
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: 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: Fundación Sabino Arana
Address of donor: Mandobide 6 – 3, 48007 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): estimated costs for my wife, a member of staff and me - accommodation (£450), meals (£400) and return flights from Aberdeen to Bilbao (£750); total £1,600.
Destination of visit: Bilbao, Spain
Date of visit: 30 January – 1 February 2016
Purpose of visit: attending the 2015 Sabino Arana Awards and launching the Basque language edition of my book.
(Registered 26 February 2016)

Name of donor: Harper Collins
Address of donor: The News Building, 1 London Bridge St, London SE1 9GF
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation for me, my wife and one member of staff, with an estimated total value of £9,200
Destination of visit: Toronto and New York
Date of visit: 4-8 April 2016
Purpose of visit: to take part in a number of book events to promote my book.
(Registered 04 May 2016)

Name of donor: Credit Suisse
Address of donor: Uetlibergstrasse 231, P.O. Box 700, CH 8070 Zurich, Switzerland
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation for me and two members of staff with an estimated total value of £11,386.77
Destination of visit: Singapore
Date of visit: 21-22 April 2016
Purpose of visit: invited to be the guest speaker at the Global Megatrends Conference.
(Registered 17 May 2016)

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital

Chronicles of Deer; company for publishing books and writings. (Registered 02 June 2015)

8. Miscellaneous

From 7 September 2015, Trustee of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation (unremunerated). (Registered 15 September 2015)

From 18 January 2016, Director of the Westminster Foundation For Democracy Ltd (unremunerated), as the representative of the SNP on the All-Party Board. (Registered 12 February 2016)

 

Prepared 2nd November 2016