House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 2 September 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)

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Savoy Hill House, 7-10 Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0BU
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to British Summertime Hyde Park, plus refreshments, total value £533.90
Date received: 6 July 2019
Date accepted: 6 July 2019
Donor status: company, registration 3245288
(Registered 22 July 2019)

4. Visits outside the UK

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 3rd September 2019