Register of Members' Interests Contents


BAKER - BETTS

BAKER, Norman (Lewes)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Opinion Leader Research polling organisation. (£1-£1,000)
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000)
Occasional assistance given to other polling organisations.
All monies from the above opinion research panels is given to organisations within the constituency.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
January-February 1999, the services of a research assistant for four weeks were provided to me by Forum for the Future.
6.Overseas visits
8-9 February 1999, to Dublin for a series of meetings with Government and other politicians on the subject of the Northern Irish peace process and other matters, funded by the Irish Government. (Registered 8 June 1999)
 
BALDRY, Tony (Banbury)
1.Remunerated directorships
Associate Director of Building and Property Group Limited. (£5,001-£10,000)
Associate Director of the Rugby Group PLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of the RMC Group PLC).
Ximed PLC (non-executive); pharmaceutical research and development.
Graddo a.s.; a public company in the Czech Republic manufacturing and developing compoments for the European automotive industray.
Graddo (UK) Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graddo a.s. ; raising venture capital for projects in the Czech Republic.
Chairman (non-executive) of Camco Corporation PLC; owners of a woollen yarn factory in Krygystan and engaged in promoting trade generally to and from Krygystan.
Pragokoncert a.s.; public company in the Czech Republic which promotes classical music concerts.
Transense Technologies PLC (non-executive); development of tyre monitoring technology.
Chairman (non-executive) of HAK Investments Ltd.; the UK investment company of Hassan A. Karim Al Ghathani Sons. Co. (HAK Group) of Saudi Arabia.
Guerrino Pivato SpA (non-executive); an Italian engineering and highway construction company operating in Southern Europe and South Asia.
Chairman (non-executive) of Shriram Group Investments Ltd.; a UK subsidiary of the Shriram Group of Companies of Madras, India.
International Matchmakers Ltd.; effecting international business links.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Practising barrister.
Parliamentary adviser to the British Constructional Steelwork Association Limited. (£10,001-£15,000)
Parliamentary adviser to the Construction Industry Council. (£1,001-£5,000)
Occasional fees for writing and lectures.
Adviser to the Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Memorial Trust, the purpose of which is to educate the children of poor widows in India.
Chairman of the Marketing Advisory Board of Merchant International Group Ltd.
3.Clients
Zaiwalla & Co., Solicitors (£30,001-£35,000) in 1999 as a barrister.
(Clients solely for the purpose of booking House of Commons dining rooms).
6.Overseas visits
19-21 February 1999, to Spain as guest of Conservatives Abroad. (Registered 22 February 1999)
14-18 March 1999, to the People's Republic of China, to attend a seminar on the construction industry in China. The Chinese Ministry of Construction paid for my hotel accommodation; the Chartered Institute of Building paid my air fares. (Registered 19 March 1999)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director of Conservative Mainstream Properties Ltd. (unremunerated).
Non-executive Chairman (unremunerated) of the Millennium Tapestry Company Limited (company limited by guarantee); its objects are a national arts project, promoting tapestry in schools relating to the Millennium.
Trustee (unremunerated) of Dr. L.V. Singhvi Foundation; providing visiting fellowships to Members of Parliament and members of the judiciary both in India and the UK.
A Member of the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of England.
 
BALLARD, Jackie (Taunton)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Remuneration for journalism and media appearances.
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000). The fees are paid direct to the Harry Burden Trust Fund, a charity.
 
BANKS, Tony (West Ham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
From time to time I buy and sell paintings, busts and items of political iconography.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Gift of a Dunhill wristwatch from the Malaysian Football Association. (Registered 10 January 2000)
6.Overseas visits
In my capacity as the Prime Minister's Envoy to the World Cup 2006 campaign, I make frequent visits abroad. Costs are mainly borne by the English Football Association (FA).
25-27 June 1999, to Marrakesh, as a guest of Mr and Mrs Frank Leboeuf, who met my travel and hotel costs. (Registered 17 July 1999)
 
BARNES, Harry (North East Derbyshire)
Nil.
 
BARRON, Kevin (Rother Valley)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
11 July 1999, I was the guest of Courage Breweries at Silverstone at the 1999 British Grand Prix. (Registered 16 July 1999)
 
BATTLE, John (Leeds West)
Nil.
 
BAYLEY, Hugh (City of York)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Occasional fees for writing and lecturing.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Gift from BT of a minicom 7000 machine to my constituency office to enable me and my staff to communicate with people who are profoundly deaf. The machine has been supplied under a scheme sponsored by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf. (Registered 21 May 1999)
 
BEARD, Nigel (Bexleyheath and Crayford)
Nil.
 
BECKETT, Rt. Hon. Margaret (Derby South)
8.Land and Property
Residential rented property; flat in Westminster, London SW1.
 
BEGG, Anne (Aberdeen South)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional journalism and media appearances.
Occasional lectures at the Civil Service College.
 
BEGGS, Roy (East Antrim)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Councillor, Larne Borough Council.
Member of the North Eastern Education and Library Board.
6.Overseas visits
11-12 February 1999, to Turin and Milan as part of a West Coast Main Line All Party Group delegation to receive briefing on high speed train technology and to travel on the "pendolino", as a guest of Fiat UK Ltd. (Registered 12 February 1999)
10-14 October 1999, to Bahrain accompanied by my wife, for study tour at the invitation and expense of the Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies. (Registered 4 November 1999)
8.Land and Property
Farm, approximately 60 acres, Co. Antrim, interests in beef cattle.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director (unremunerated), Larne Economic Development Company.
 
BEITH, Rt. Hon. Alan (Berwick-upon-Tweed)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant to Bourne Leisure Group Ltd.; a holiday park operator in Britain and overseas, on general and parliamentary matters. (£5,001-£10,000)
Occasional broadcasting, lecturing and writing.
A regular column for the Clubs Journal of the Club and Institute Union. (£1-£1,000)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
The services of a research assistant for four days a week are provided to me by CARE (Christian Action Research Education).
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I am a Trustee (unremunerated) of the Historic Chapels Trust.
 
BELL, Martin (Tatton)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional speaking and writing engagements.
Fee of £1300 and £1500 respectively from Mail on Sunday for articles published on 11 April and 6 June 1999. Proceeds after tax will go to my constituency fund.
Fee of £1000 from the Sunday Mirror for an article on the BBC in their edition of 7 August 1999.
Contract from Penguin Books for the book "An Accidental MP" which is to be published in autumn 2000.
Fee of £750 from the BBC for narrating a Radio 4 programme on the Biafra War on 15 January 2000.
20 January 2000, £750 from The Precise Communications Group for narrating three television programmes "Eye on the World" for the Discovery Channel. Proceeds after tax to constituency causes.
6.Overseas visits
22-27 March 1999, to Australia, to attend the Annual Awards Ceremony of the Melbourne Press Club, who paid for Club Class Qantas flights and two days' hotel accommodation. (Registered 27 March 1999)
5-8 September 1999, to Kosovo, as a guest of the United Kingdom Working Group on Landmines and other organisations including the Halo Trust and the Mines Advisory Group. I was provided with return flights to Pristina and three days' hotel accommodation in Pristina. (Registered 21 September 1999)
 
BELL, Stuart (Middlesbrough)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Barrister.
Writer.
Fees for various speaking engagements.
Regular article for Accountancy Age. (£1,001-£5,000)
Adviser to Ernst and Young. Remuneration for parliamentary services as part of wider agreement. (£10,001-£15,000)
 
BENN, Hilary (Leeds Central)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Councillor, London Borough of Ealing (resigned September 1999).
Occasional fees from broadcasting.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of my by-election expenses was made by MSF.
Provision of a parliamentary constituency office accommodation by Leeds City Council, for which I pay £1,200 a year, plus rates. Staff and other running costs (power excepted) are also met by me.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director (unremunerated): UNIONS 21.
 
BENN, Rt. Hon. Tony (Chesterfield)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster, on a freelance basis for newspapers, journals, radio and television.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)United Media.
Garban PLC.; financial services.
 
BENNETT, Andrew F. (Denton and Reddish)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Since 2 May 1997 Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council has provided me with an office at Denton Town Hall to carry out my parliamentary duties.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
President of Ramblers (unremunerated).
Trustee of Tameside Care Group (unremunerated).
 
BENTON, Joseph (Bootle)
Nil.
 
BERCOW, John (Buckingham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional broadcasting.
Communications training to staff of Chase Manhattan Bank and Mondex UK.
Communications training provided to other individuals on an occasional basis.
8.Land and Property
Income received from rental of spare bedroom in my Westminster flat.
 
BERESFORD, Sir Paul (Mole Valley)
1.Remunerated directorships
Dental Protection Ltd.; dentists' professional indemnity.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Dental surgeon.
Occasional fees for speeches, articles etc.
8.Land and Property
Residential/dental surgery, London SW15.
 
BERMINGHAM, Gerald (St Helens South)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister-at-Law.
Occasional articles, radio/tv programmes.
Fees for various surveys, polls, etc. All such fees are paid to a nominated charity of my choice.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I have the loan of a satellite dish, etc. by Sky Television.
 
BERRY, Roger (Kingswood)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Political adviser to the Communications Managers' Association. (£1,001-£5,000)
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000)
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
Occasional journalism, broadcasting and lecturing.
 
BEST, Harold (North West Leeds)
Nil.
 
BETTS, Clive (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Office provided by Sheffield City Council at an annual charge of £1000 towards rent and rates, together with a one-off £1000 charge towards adaptation costs. Staff, furniture, telephone and cleaning costs are paid by myself; heating and lighting is provided by the Council.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
May 1999, tickets and hospitality at the three play-off finals provided by the Football League. (Registered 22 June 1999)
September 1999, during the visit of the Hungarian Parliamentary Football Team to the UK, I received hospitality sponsored by Powergen Ltd., Provident Finance and West Ham FC. (Registered 17 December 1999)
6.Overseas visits
10 September 1999, to Portugal with the Parliamentary Football Team, travel costs met by National Express Ltd., cost of football kit met by Spall Sports. (Registered 17 December 1999)



 
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