House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 13 December 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)

1 March 2021, received £380.34 for attending Army training courses. Hours: approx. 42 hrs. (Registered 30 March 2021)

1 April 2021, received £79.59. Hours: approx. 9 hrs. (Registered 13 April 2021)

4 May 2021, received £232.41. Hours: approx. 23 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2021)

1 July 2021, received £16. Hours: approx. 2.5 hours. (Registered 16 July 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)

Name of donor: KAICIID Dialogue Centre
Address of donor: Schottenring 21, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, three night’s accommodation (19-22 October 2021) and meals with a value of £1,095.15
Destination of visit: Lisbon, Portugal
Dates of visit: 19-24 October 2021
Purpose of visit: Invited to attend and speak on a panel, titled ‘Promoting civic participation and inclusive decision-making in European cities’ at KAICIID’s ‘3rd European Policy Dialogue Forum’ and ‘High-Level Dialogue on Social Cohesion’ conferences.
(Registered 08 November 2021)

Name of donor: Kuwait National Assembly
Address of donor: Arabian Gulf St, PO Box, 716 Safat, Kuwait
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation, total value: £3,162.50
Destination of visit: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Dates of visit: 8-11 November 2021
Purpose of visit: APPG for Kuwait visit to meet the Speaker of the National Assembly, Kuwait Foreign Minister and other stakeholders to discuss foreign policy, security and trade. The delegation also met with the UK Mission in Kuwait.
(Registered 25 November 2021)

8. Miscellaneous

Non-practising barrister.

From 12 September 2019 to 14 September 2020, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Beliefs. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 03 October 2019; updated 22 June 2021)

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses

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


Prepared 15th December 2021