House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 1 March 2021

Chishti, Rehman (Gillingham and Rainham)

Chishti, Rehman (Gillingham and Rainham)

1. Employment and earnings

On 11 September 2020, commissioned into the British Army as a Reservist. Payments will be received from the Army Pay Office, 65 Brown St, Glasgow G2 8EX. (Registered 09 December 2020)

19 January 2021, received £211.18, for attending a foundation training course. Hours: approx. 20 hrs. (Registered 05 February 2021)

1 February 2021, received £1,000 bonus for completion of Phase 1 training. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 05 February 2021)

14 January 2021, received payment of £1,124.20 from Al Muwatta Center FZ LLC / Forum for Promoting Peace, Ground Floor, Twofour54 Building No. 2, Ministries Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE, P.O.Box 77847, for speaking on a virtual international panel at the 7th Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies on 8 December 2020. Hours: 6 hrs (participation and preparation). (Registered 18 January 2021)

From 8 February 2021 until 7 February 2022, Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom policy at the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI), a not for profit NGO. Address: 316 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 501, Washington D.C., 20003, USA. I will receive £18,191.73 (calculated conversion on 8 February 2021) ($25,000) a year. Hours: approx. 10 hrs per month. (Registered 10 February 2021)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: Embassy of Bahrain, London
Address of donor: 30 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, total value £4,000
Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain
Dates of visit: 23-31 December 2020
Purpose of visit: On parliamentary business with regards to freedom of religion or belief, including meeting with the Bahrain Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister, faith leaders and organisations and visits to places of worship.
(Registered 18 January 2021)

8. Miscellaneous

Councillor, Rainham Central Medway Council. Since my election to Parliament I draw no allowances.

Non-practising barrister.

From 12 September 2019, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Beliefs. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 03 October 2019)

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses

I employ my sister, Nusrat Ahmed, as Office Manager.


Prepared 2nd March 2021