House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 15 July 2019

Shapps, Grant (Welwyn Hatfield)

Shapps, Grant (Welwyn Hatfield)

1. Employment and earnings

From 30 October 2017 until 30 April 2019, adviser to Avanti Communications Group plc, a satellite communications company of Cobham House, 20, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EB. I received £2,000 a month for an expected monthly commitment of approx. 7 hours, advising on the company's corporate responsibility programme. I donated pay from my first month to charity. I consulted ACoBA about this role. (Registered 02 November 2017; updated 22 May 2019)

Payments received from News UK & Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge St, London, SE1 9GF:

26 September 2018, received £850 for article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 04 October 2018)

5 November 2018, received £150 for taking part in radio panel. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 19 November 2018)

29 March 2019, received £400 for article. Hours: 2.5 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 08 April 2019)

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation

Name of donor: Mr Sarbjit Singh Jhooty
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: individual
(Registered 25 September 2018)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: APPG on General Aviation (with sponsorship from Heathrow Airport Ltd, JLT Management Services Ltd, London Luton Airport Operations Ltd, Boeing Defence UK Ltd, London Southend Airport Ltd, Royal Oak Strategic Partners and Boeing UK Ltd)
Address of donor: c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel and accommodation to a value of £3,238
Destination of visit: Washington, D.C. and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States of America
Dates of visit: 25 – 30 July 2018
Purpose of visit: meetings with US Government and Congressional representatives, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board and other General Aviation stakeholders.
(Registered 13 August 2018)

Name of donor: (1) EasyJet; (2) APPG on General Aviation, with funding from Heathrow Airport Ltd; JLT Management Services Ltd; London Luton Airport Operations Ltd; Boeing Defence UK Ltd; London Southend Airport Ltd; Royal Oak Strategic Partners; Boeing UK Ltd and Cargo Logic Air
Address of donor: (1) Hangar 89, London Luton Airport, LU2 9PF; (2) House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) flights costing £100; (2) hotel accommodation, food and airport transfers costing £637
Destination of visit: Vienna, Austria
Dates of visit: 5 - 7 November 2018
Purpose of visit: Visit to EASA Safety Conference, a General Aviation Conference, to speak on a panel and for meetings with stakeholders including the European Aviation Safety Agency.
(Registered 16 November 2018)

Name of donor: APPG on General Aviation, with funding from Heathrow Airport Ltd; JLT Management Services Ltd; London Luton Airport Operations Ltd; Boeing Defence UK Ltd; London Southend Airport Ltd; Royal Oak Strategic Partners; Boeing UK Ltd, Cargo Logic Air; London City Airport Ltd and Manchester Airport Group PLC.
Address of donor: c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): accommodation, food and transfers with a value of £500
Destination of visit: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Dates of visit: 12-13 April 2019
Purpose of visit: Visit to AERO, a General Aviation exhibition to meet with STEM aviation organisations and support British aviation technology export.
(Registered 17 April 2019)

Name of donor: European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) LLC
Address of donor: Square de Meeûs 37 BE- 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flights, one day conference attendance and an overnight hotel stay with a total cost of £650
Destination of visit: EBACE Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
Dates of visit: 20-21 May 2019
Purpose of visit: Visit to EBACE as Chair of the APPG on General Aviation, to give keynote speech and hold meetings with British businesses.
(Registered 28 May 2019)

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

PrintHouse Corporation Ltd.

8. Miscellaneous

From 2016, Chair of the British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) which brings together cross-party Members of Parliament dedicated to promoting better infrastructure across the United Kingdom. The group has received no external funding or other benefits. (Registered 25 January 2017)

From 1 July to 31 July 2018, unpaid Chair of the Governance Board for OpenBrix Ltd, a real-estate technology service start-up. This is an entry to which the rectification procedure was applied. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the 2015 Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 2 July 2018; updated 31 July 2018 and rectified 5 December 2018.)

 

Prepared 17th July 2019