Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Minutes of Proceedings Report


BREED, Colin (Cornwall South East)

6.   Overseas visits

5-7 June 2000, to Jerusalem to attend conference on "Culture and Community in Jerusalem". Air travel from London and all accommodation costs in Jerusalem funded by the Law Society, Jerusalem (Registered 12 June 2000).

10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Lay member, General Medical Council.

BORROW, David (South Ribble)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Contribution from BT towards the purchase of video-conferencing facilities, for the use of constituents between the constituency and Westminster.

BURNSIDE, David (South Antrim)

I own a farm at my home at The Hill, Secon, Ballymoney on which I receive an annual rental. I am also Chairman of New Century Holdings Limited, which is the holding company of David Burnside Associates Limited, a communications consultancy, of which I am Chairman. The only client that retains DBA Ltd which I believe is relevant to the subject matter within the terms of reference of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is the Countryside Alliance. DBA is retained and paid a financial retainer by the Countryside Alliance for advice on all aspects of communication.

CURRY, Rt. Hon. David (Skipton and Ripon)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Freelance journalism.

Monthly column for Building Homes (£1,001-£5,000).

Monthly column for Local Government Chronicle (£1,001-£5,000).

6.   Overseas visits

28 February-1 March 2001, to Poland, at the invitation of the Polish Government to discuss enlargement of the European Union to include Poland and other countries with particular reference to agricultural issues. The Polish Government paid for the travel, accommodation and board (Registered 6 March 2001).

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Vice-President of the Local Government Association (unremunerated).

Member of the Council of the British Association for Central and Eastern Europe (unremunerated).

DREW, David (Stroud)

6.  Overseas visits

16-17 October 2000, to Denmark with the Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) to witness the Danish Wind Farm Sector and meet with senior members of the Danish Government Energy Agency and the Danish Wind Industry. Flight and accommodation paid for by National Wind Power UK (Registered 20 December 2000).

HALL, Patrick (Bedford and Kempton)

Use of ICI squash facilities, Millbank.

HUNTER, Andrew (Basingstoke)       

1.   Remunerated directorships

Kaye Enterprises Ltd.; hotel/conference centre.

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).

8.   Land and Property

Occasional rental income from letting my holiday flat in Sussex.

JACK, Rt. Hon. Michael (Fylde)

1.   Remunerated directorships

Topps Tiles PLC (non-executive).

Chairman of the Hartington Group Ltd.; a food and drink industry consultancy group.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Newfield Investments; investment company in property and land.

Adviser on business development to Perot Systems; information technology and systems.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(a) The Foodchain Expo Ltd (and its subsidiary The Foodchain NEC Ltd).

The Foodchain Expo Ltd. (No payments currently being made.)

The Foodchain NEC Ltd. (a subsidiary of the Foodchain Expo). (No payments currently being made.)

These are not trading companies and are in existence to safeguard the trading names in the titles of the company.

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Custodian Trustee for the Lytham Community Association (unpaid).

Trustee for Med Alert (unpaid).

Member of a consortium (unpaid) developing TFC (a food and drink based entertainment project).

LEPPER, David (Brighton Pavilion)

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Occasional fees for journalism.

10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Trustee (unremunerated) of:

 Lighthouse Media Training; multi-media training courses.

 Brighton Youth Orchestra.

 ARDIS; a Brighton-based charity for those with Alzheimer's Disease.

Patron of the Sussex Beacon; a Brighton-based charity providing residential care for those with HIV/AIDS.

Patron of Brighton Cares; a local charity supporting people with HIV/AIDS.

Patron of Age Concern Brighton.

Patron of Brighton Dome Appeal; a fund for the restoration of the Dome Concert Hall, Brighton.

Member of National Union of Teachers.

Member of Brighton and Hove Trades and Labour Clubs.

Honorary President of Brighton and Hove Petanque Club.

Patron of Cruse, Brighton and Hove.

Patron Sussex ME Association.

Member of the Council of Brighton Festival.

Patron of Body Positive, a local AIDS/HIV charity.

Chair of Friends of Brighton and Hove Foyer.

MARTLEW, Eric (Carlisle)

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel (£1-£1,000).

Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International) (£1-£1,000).

Fees from both Panels are sent directly to charities of my choice or the Labour Party.

5.   Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

I received a model of an electric locomotive from Virgin West Coast (Registered 21 December 2000).

6.   Overseas visits

23-24 March 2000, to Bruges as part of a West Coast Main Line All Party Group delegation to receive briefing on high speed tilting diesel trains for cross country services, as a guest of Bombadier Ltd and Virgin Trains, in my capacity as joint Chairman of the West Coast Main Line All-Party Group (Registered 30 March 2000).

O'BRIEN, Stephen (Eddisbury)

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Parliamentary Adviser to the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, of which I am a Fellow (from April 2000) (£5,001-£10,000).

Occasional fees for articles, broadcasting and speaking engagements.

Occasional opinion survey fees paid direct to a specified charity, St Luke's Hospice, Cheshire.

4.   Sponsorship or financial or material support

Advice and assistance from the National Farmers Union in connection with my Private Members' Bill on Honesty in Food Labelling.

5.   Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Honorary membership for self and spouse of Winsford Constitutional and Conservative Club.

5 July 2000, visit to Wimbledon as guest of Blue Circle Industries PLC (Registered 7 July 2000).

6.   Overseas visits

16-19 September 2000, to Qatar, as a guest of the Qatari Government (Registered 26 September 2000).

 8.   Land and Property

A small property in Cumbria (owned by my wife) occasionally rented out for holiday lets.

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Member of Parliamentary Panel of Association of Consulting Engineers (unremunerated).

Member of Law Society.

Member of Carlton Club.

Member of the Cheshire Pitt Club.

City of London Sinfonia - Director (unrenumerated).

OLNER, William (Nuneaton)

6.  Overseas visits

20-31 March 2000, to the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Flights paid for by All-Party Britain China Parliamentary Group, costs in China paid for by People's Republic of China, costs in Hong Kong paid for by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Registered 12 April 2000).

12-15 September 2000, to Brussels, Antwerp and Rotterdam. Visit arranged and funded by the Rail Freight Group to provide information and experience of rail freight connections to the ports and to meet officials and parliamentarians in Brussels to discuss these matters (Registered 21 November 2000).

19-20 June 2001, Parliamentary Space Committee visit to the Paris Air Show. Travel and accommodation provided by the United Kingdom Industrial Space Committee, and hospitality by E.S.A. and EUTELSAT.

ORGAN, Diana (Forest of Dean)

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). Fees donated to voluntary organisations.

Fee received for completion of MORI survey.

Occasional broadcasting fees.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(b) Swallowfield PLC.; aerosol business.

SAWFORD, Phil (Kettering)

5.   Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

13 May 2000, I attended the FA Umbro Cup at Wembley, as guest of Kettering Town FA who provided me with a ticket and hospitality (Registered 15 May 2000).

10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Member of the League Against Cruel Sports.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Member of Co-op Party.

Member of the GMB.

STINCHCOMBE, Paul (Wellingborough)

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Practising barrister.

8.   Land and Property

Residential two-bedroomed flat, one bedroom of which is used as my London home, the other of which is rented out, in London E14.

10.   Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Member of the Council of Justice (unpaid).

Member of the Board of the Prison Reform Trust (unpaid).

Honorary membership, League Against Cruel Sports.

TAYLOR, David (North West Leicestershire)

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Some freelance accountancy income and occasional fees for responses to opinion surveys, both donated to local charitable causes.

10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Patron of Occupational Compensation Scheme Ltd. (unremunerated).

Member of:


Council for the Protection of Rural England

Magistrates Association          Ramblers' Association


Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Parish Councillor (Village of Heather)

TODD, Mark (South Derbyshire)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International) (£1-£1,000). Fee is paid to my constituency party.

Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel (£1-£1,000). Fee is paid to my constituency party.

Completion of other surveys on behalf of Gallup, MORI, Opinion Leader Research and others. Any payments are made to my constituency party.

Occasional broadcasting fees.

My constituency party has received financial contributions from the union of which I am a member, MSF, in return for performing particular political tasks. I receive no financial benefit from this.

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