Select Committee on International Development Minutes of Proceedings Report


19 July 2001


Tony Baldry declared the following interests: remunerated directorships in: Ximed PLC, pharmaceutical research and development (non-executive); Camco Corporation PLC, owners of a woolen yarn factory in Kyrgyzstan and engaged in promoting trade generally to and from Kyrgystan (non-executive Chairman); Pragokoncert a.s., a public company in the Czech Republic which promotes classical music concerts; Transense Technologies PLC, development of tyre monitoring technology (non-executive); HAK Investments Ltd, the UK investment company of Hassan A. Karim Al Ghathani Son Co (HAK Group) of Saudi Arabia (non-executive Chairman); 3DMI International Inc, a United States public but not quoted company based in Detroit manufacturing and developing plastic technology and components for the automotive industry (non-executive); Oriental and African Strategic Investment Services Limited, a Financial Services Authority regulated Corporate Finance House focusing particularly on Asia; Graddo as, a public company in the Czech Republic primarily involved in the manufacture of automotive components (non-executive); and AKMA International Ltd, and AKMA Solutions Ltd, property refurbishment in UK and overseas. He also declared remunerated employment as a practising barrister and as a parliamentary adviser to the British Constructional Steelwork Association Limited (£5,001 - £10,000) and also to the Construction Industry Council (£1,001 - £5,000). He declared occasional fees for writing and lectures. He declared the following clients: Zaiwalla & Co., Solicitors, from time to time as a barrister (£35,001 - £40,000); and clients for the purpose of booking the House of Commons dining rooms for meetings of the Asian Business Breakfast Club. He employs a research assistant who receives some funding direct from the Lighting Industry Federation, solely in connection with work that she does in support of the Associate All-Party Lighting Group. He employs a secretary who receives some financial support direct from the Turkish Business Council, solely in relation to secretarial and administrative work that she carries out in connection with the All-Party Parliamentary Turkish Group. He declared that Jim Perry donated £4,000 to the North Oxfordshire Conservative General Election Fighting Fund in 2001 - Jim Perry is a constituent who is also Chief Executive of Transense Technologies plc, a company of which Mr Baldry is a non-executive director. Participation in the following visit: 8-14 June 2001, six days spent in Dubai, a wedding present from Khalid Algahtani who is President of the HAK Group of Companies of Saudi Arabia, of which Mr Baldry is a director of HAK Investments Ltd, a UK subsidiary. He also declared a Kyrgz felt rug, a wedding present from Roza Otunbayeva, the ambassador of Kyrgystan. He declared registrable shareholdings in Camco Corporation PLC, Transense Technologies PLC, XiMed PLC, and 3DMI International Inc. He also declared a flat in London, and an occasional income from letting a flat in London to overseas visitors. He declared several miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: Director of Conservative Mainstream Properties Ltd., trustee of Dr. L.V. Singhvi Foundation, providing visiting fellowships to Members of Parliament and members of the judiciary both in India and the UK, membership of the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of England, Governor of the Commonwealth Institute. He also declared three non-pecuniary interests: membership of Globe UK, a covenant to Plan International and a subscription to the Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba Memorial Trust (provides for the education of the children of poor widows in India, irrespective of religion, caste and gender).

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