House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 17 December 2018

Afolami, Bim (Hitchin and Harpenden)

Afolami, Bim (Hitchin and Harpenden)

1. Employment and earnings

11 January 2018, payment of £250 from Four Communications, 20 Thomas Street, London SE1 9BF, for participating in a panel event. Hours: 2 hrs including preparation. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 30 January 2018)

From 1 February 2018 until further notice, adviser to the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-employed, Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0DX. I will receive £1,500 a month for providing ad hoc advice on policy and general political issues. Hours: 8-10 hrs per month. (Registered 01 February 2018)

2 February 2018, payment of £400 from Queenswood School, Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6NS, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 2 hrs including preparation. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 02 February 2018)

11 May 2018, payment of £250 from St Helen and St Katherine School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon OX14 1BE, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 27 November 2018)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £1,441; hotel and breakfast in Beijing and Wuhan £402.21; total £1,843.21 (2) train fare to Wuhan £95.76; food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £240; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £40; total £375.76
Destination of visit: Beijing and Wuhan, China
Dates of visit: 8-13 April 2018
Purpose of visit: To attend the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great Britain China Centre and IDCPC; to engage with Chinese Communist Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.
(Registered 26 April 2018)

Name of donor: Franco-British Council
Address of donor: 6 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JN
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Transport £491; accommodation £528; meals £195; total value £1,214
Destination of visit: Paris
Dates of visit: 14-16 June 2018
Purpose of visit: To meet with other Franco-British Council Young Leaders for a programme of policy discussions and meetings with French and British representatives from politics, government, the military and cultural institutions.
(Registered 27 November 2018)

8. Miscellaneous

Member (unpaid) of the Ditchley Foundation's Programme Committee. (Registered 06 July 2017)

From June 2017, Member (unpaid) of the Court of the University of Bedfordshire. (Registered 30 January 2018)

From 13 September 2018, Member (unpaid) of the Financial Inclusion Commission, a cross-party organisation which supports the principle of increased financial inclusion in the UK. (Registered 21 September 2018)

From 22 October 2018, Trustee (unpaid) of the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Oxford Foundation, which supports the Oxford Union Literary and Debating Trust and through it the charitable activities of the Oxford Union Society. (Registered 05 November 2018)


Prepared 19th December 2018