Register of Members' Interests Contents


CLELLAND - CURTIS-THOMAS

CLELLAND, David (Tyne Bridge)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
October 1997, travel and accommodation expenses for attending Labour Party Conference in Brighton paid by the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union. (Registered 30 January 1998)
October 1998, travel and accommodation expenses for attending Labour Party Conference in Blackpool paid in part by the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union. (Registered 7 October 1998)
 
CLIFTON-BROWN, Geoffrey (Cotswold)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Farming in the U.K.
Associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
7 November 1997, I participated in the Lords v Commons Clay Pigeon Shoot at Highclere Castle, sponsored by Imperial Tobacco. (Registered 5 December 1997)
6.Overseas visits
29 November-4 December 1997, to Saudi Arabia, as a member of the Speaker's delegation. All hotel and other expenses paid by Shura Council, Riyadh. (Registered 12 December 1997)
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
December 1997, gift of a silver business card holder from the Saudi Ambassador. (Registered 2 February 1998)
8.Land and Property
Agricultural holdings in Norfolk and Gloucestershire.
Small amount of forestry in Scotland.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Alder Investment Ltd; investment management.
 
CLWYD, Mrs. Ann (Cynon Valley)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary and political adviser to IPMS (including CMA and STE). (£1,001-£5,000)
 
COAKER, Vernon (Gedling)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member, League Against Cruel Sports.
Member, National Union of Teachers.
Member, Socialist Education Association.
Member, Friends of the Earth.
Patron, Occupational Compensation Scheme; a charitable company for the purpose of relief of individuals throughout the UK who lack the financial resources and opportunity to secure legal advice and assistance in the area of industrial diseases, industrial injuries, industrial accidents and all other types of personal injury. I do not receive any remuneration.
 
COFFEY, Ann (Stockport)
Nil.
 
COHEN, Harry (Leyton and Wanstead)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
9 July 1998, to Newmarket Races, as guest of Ladbrokes. (Registered 10 July 1998)
 
COLEMAN, Iain (Hammersmith and Fulham)
Nil.
 
COLLINS, Tim (Westmorland and Lonsdale)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Strategy consultant from 1995 to 31 October 1997 to WCT Live Communications Ltd. (now part of Caribiner (Europe) Ltd.); the company is involved in managing and designing live events for conferences, exhibitions, product launches.
Occasional income from broadcasting and journalism.
6.Overseas visits
13-25 September 1998, during a visit to the USA my travel costs within the USA were paid by the United States Information Agency. (Registered 20 October 1998)
8.Land and Property
Golf course, equestrian centre, farmland and buildings in Essex, as eventual joint beneficiary of my late father's estate.
 
COLMAN, Anthony (Putney)
1.Remunerated directorships
Church, Charity and Local Authority Investment Management Ltd.; investment management for Church of England, charity organisations and local authorities (from 1995-June 1998).
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
25 June 1998, two tickets to Royal Box at All England Lawn Tennis Championships provided by All England Club. (Registered 3 July 1998)
1 July 1998, two tickets to Members' Enclosure at All England Lawn Tennis Championships provided by Provident Financial. (Registered 3 July 1998)
5 July 1998, six tickets to the Party in the Park as guest of Capital Radio. (Registered 19 October 1998)
24 July 1998, two tickets to Glyndebourne and dinner as guests of Swiss Re. (Registered 9 November 1998)
6.Overseas visits
16-18 January 1998, to Canary Islands for inter-parliamentary meeting. Travel and accommodation provided by European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources. (Registered 3 July 1998)
1-6 February 1998, to Israel, paid for by Labour Friends of Israel. (Registered 3 July 1998)
9-11 September 1998, to Gibraltar accompanied by my spouse as guests of the Government of Gibraltar. (Registered 19 October 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Councillor, London Borough of Merton and selected by the authority to be
Chair, Public Private Partnerships Programme Ltd.
Chair, Local Authorities Mutual Investment Trust.
Chair, UK Standing Committee Local Authority Pensions
until ceasing to be councillor in May 1998.
Director, Aztec Ltd. (TEC for SW London) (to March 1998).
 
COLVIN, Michael (Romsey)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Parliamentary and public affairs consultant to:
Federation of Retail Licensed Trade (Northern Ireland). (£1,001-£5,000)
Caledonia Investments PLC. (£10,001-£15,000) (includes contribution towards the cost of an assistant).
Meridian Broadcasting Ltd. (TV) (£1,001-£5,000)
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000)
Partner, Colvin Farms Partnership.
Self employed landowner and farmer (see 8 below).
Occasional articles.
Member of Lloyd's
Categories of business underwritten: All.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
On 30 October 1998 I attended and participated in the Lords v. Commons Clay Pigeon Shoot organised by PLCM Consultants Ltd. (Registered 13 November 1998)
8.Land and property
Cramond & Harthill Estates, c/o 42 Moray Place, Edinburgh.
Colvin Farms Partnership, Tangley, Hampshire.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director (unpaid), the Royal British Legion Training Company PLC.
Director (unpaid), Broad Abandonment and Research Technology PLC.
Member of the National Rifle Association Council (unpaid).
Governor of The Enham Village Centre (unpaid).
 
CONNARTY, Michael (Falkirk East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International).(£1-£1,000)
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000)
6.Overseas visits
13-18 September 1998, to Kazakhstan with the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies to see Karachaganak gas field, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister. (Registered 30 September 1998)
 
COOK, Frank (Stockton North)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to the National Federation of Demolition Contractors Ltd. (£5,001-£10,000)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of election expenses at the 1997 General Election was received from the Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union.
6.Overseas visits
5-12 May 1998, to Laos, to progress negotiations for adoption of renewable energy devices to aid specifically the health and agricultural needs of Lao PDR, paid for by International Renewable Energy Group (IREG). (Registered 10 August 1998)
13-17 August 1998, to Finland, to deliver one report and one address to the Annual Convention of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, paid for by the NFDC. (Registered 10 August 1998)
 
COOK, Rt. Hon. Robin (Livingston)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
My constituency party receives a regular donation of more than £500 per annum from the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union.
Before 1 May 1997 my office received support from the World Affairs Research Trust, from which I derived no personal financial gain.
Since 1 May 1997, my office has received a concluding balance from the World Affairs Research Trust supplied to cover the costs of redundancy and notice to staff in post at the time of the election. My office will receive no further payments from the Trust which has been closed.
Until 1 May 1997 my office received support from the Labour Front Bench Research Fund, from which I derived no personal financial gain.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I have received occasional hospitality at a number of race courses.
8.Land and Property
Residential flat in Central London which is let.
 
COOPER, Yvette (Pontefract and Castleford)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Journalist: occasional contributions to various newspapers and periodicals, and broadcasting.
 
CORBETT, Robin (Birmingham, Erdington)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of my election expenses at the 1997 General Election was made by Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.
8.Land and Property
22-26 September 1998, to Turkey as guest of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), accompanied by my spouse. (Registered 27 October 1998)
11-15 October 1998, to Cyprus paid for by Friends of Cyprus. (Registered 27 October 1998)
 
CORBYN, Jeremy (Islington North)
8.Land and Property
Joint owner of freehold of property in London N19.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Shareholder, Hornsey Labour Party Premises Society Ltd (no dividend received).
Director of Red Rose Labour and Socialist Club (no fee received).
Director of Blackstock-Highbury Vale Trust, whose purpose is the renovation of Elizabeth House, Hurlock Street N5, an advice bureau and community centre (no fee received).
 
CORMACK, Sir Patrick (South Staffordshire)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Journalism and other writing, broadcasting and lecturing.
Quarterly article for First Magazine, entitled Parliamentary Round-up. (£1-£1,000)
President (International Affairs) of First Magazine.
Programme adviser to the Catholic University of America. (The fee includes the cost of secretarial assistance.) (£1,001-£5,000)
Editor of the House Magazine. (£10,001-£15,000)
Adviser to the publisher of the House Magazine on his other publications, including the Church of England Newspaper.
Public affairs and parliamentary adviser to Machinery Users' Association. (£5,001-£10,000)
Heritage adviser to Linford-Bridgeman Ltd.; conservation and restoration company.
 
CORSTON, Jean (Bristol East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister at Law (no longer practising).
6.Overseas visits
29 November-4 December 1997, Speaker's delegation to Saudi Arabia. All hotel and travel expenses paid by Shura Council, Riyadh. (Registered 9 December 1997)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director of Tribune Publications Ltd. (unpaid).
Trustee of ASDAN (Award Scheme Development Accreditation Network).
 
COTTER, Brian (Weston-Super-Mare)
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman, Plasticable Ltd.; private company, manufacturer of plastic extrusions.
6.Overseas visits
22-30 March 1998, to China and Hong Kong with the All Party Parliamentary China Group. The China section of the visit was sponsored by the People's Institute for Foreign Affairs and the Hong Kong section by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Air China provided the international air tickets and all other costs were met by the sponsors. (Registered 28 April 1998)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Plasticable Ltd.
 
COUSINS, Jim (Newcastle­upon­Tyne Central)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional income from writing and articles.
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000). Fees are donated elsewhere.
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). Fees are donated elsewhere.
Regular column in Accountancy Age. (£1-£1,000). From August 1998 the fee is paid to the Association for Accountancy and Business Affairs, a non profit making charitable organisation of which I am a trustee, and from which I receive no financial payment.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of my election expenses at the 1997 General Election was made by the MSF Union.
Support for the constituency party from MSF.
In neither case are payments made to me.
 
COX, Tom (Tooting)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Parliamentary adviser (unpaid) to Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society.
 
CRAN, James (Beverley and Holderness)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Various fees from television, surveys and lectures.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of my election expenses at the 1997 General Election was made by Mr. Paul Sykes of the Paul Sykes Group Limited, Harrogate.
 
CRANSTON, Ross (Dudley North)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Author.
Fee received from the University of Oxford for serving on the Review Committee for Law 1997.
6.Overseas visits
4-6 June 1998, to Stockholm University, to give annual Cassel Lecture at the Faculty of Law. Air fares and accommodation paid for by the University. (Registered 19 June 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director (ex-officio) of the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales (unremunerated).
 
CRAUSBY, David (Bolton North East)
Nil.
 
CRYER, Ann (Keighley)
Nil.
 
CRYER, John (Hornchurch)
Nil.
 
CUMMINGS, John (Easington)
6.Overseas visits
7-22 September 1998, to China as a guest of the Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU). The return airfare was paid for by myself, accommodation and travel within China was met by CAFIU. (Registered 25 September 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Parliamentary adviser to the National Association of Licensed House Managers. Honorary position, not remunerated in any form.
Parliamentary adviser to the National Association of Councillors. Honorary position, not remunerated in any form.
 
CUNLIFFE, Lawrence (Leigh)
6.Overseas visits
11-15 October 1998, to Bahrain on a study tour at the invitation of the Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies. (Registered 28 October 1998)
 
CUNNINGHAM, Jim (Coventry South)
Nil.
 
CUNNINGHAM, Rt. Hon. Dr. John (Copeland)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
18 June 1998, tickets for my wife and myself for the Royal Albert Hall and hospitality from English National Ballet. (Registered 31 August 1998)
27 June 1998, tickets for my wife and myself for Glyndebourne and hospitality from BNFL. (Registered 31 August 1998)
5 July 1998, tickets for my wife and myself for Wimbledon and hospitality from Coca-Cola. (Registered 31 August 1998)
September 1998, two days fishing and hospitality as a guest of Scottish Coal. (Registered 5 October 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
President of the Industry Forum (unremunerated). The Forum exists to promote a dialogue between Labour and the private sector. I receive no benefit of any kind.
President of the 1000 Club (unremunerated). The Club exists to raise finance for the Labour Party. I receive no benefit of any kind.
 
CUNNINGHAM, Roseanna (Perth)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Faculty of Advocates - non-practising.
Weekly column for Scottish Mirror. (£15,001-£20,000)
 
CURRY, Rt. Hon. David (Skipton and Ripon)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Freelance journalism.
Columnist for Farming News. (£5,001-£10,000)
Fee for writing pamphlet for Chartered Institute of Housing.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
15-17 January 1998, I attended the Franco-British Colloque at Hanbury Manor Hotel, Herts, sponsored by BP. (Registered 18 January 1998)
8-9 May 1998, I attended a tri-lateral conference of British, French and German Members of Parliament at Chevening, partly funded by Monsanto and Générale des Eaux. (Registered 14 May 1998)
 
 
CURTIS-THOMAS, Claire (Crosby)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional speaking engagements. All fees donated to a named charity.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Senator Engineering Council (4 year term).
Corporate Membership Officer, Women's Engineering Society.
I actively work with the Institutions (Engineering), the Marine Engineering Training Board, the Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Council to promote public understanding and recognition of the engineering profession and activity.



 
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