Select Committee on Work and Pensions Minutes of Proceedings




In accordance with the resolution of the House of 13 July 1992, Members of Select Committees are required to give details of their pecuniary interest for circulation to the committee, before proceeding to the election of a Chairman. Such declarations of interest, when made, are recorded in the minutes of proceedings.

The interests have been recorded below under the categories used in the Register of Member's Interests:

4838. Directorships

4839. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

4840. Clients

4841. Sponsorship (regular or continuing support in money or kind)

4842. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

4843. Overseas visits

4844. Overseas benefits and gifts

4845. Land and property

4846. Shareholdings

4847. Miscellaneous

BEGG, Anne (Aberdeen South)

Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Occasional journalism and media appearances.

BUCK, Karen (Regent's Park and Kensington North)


Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Occasional small fees from TV and other media appearances, and from participating in polling research, with the latter income being given directly to charity.

Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Governor, Wilberforce School (unremunerated).

Member fund-raising Committee (unremunerated), Kensington Housing Trust.

Board member, 'New Life for Paddington' single Regeneration Budget Board.

Board member, 'Golborne United' single Regeneration Budget Board.

Trustee, Westminster Drugs Project.

DISMORE, Andrew (Hendon)

Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Solicitor, partner in Russell, Jones and Walker.

Occasional fees for broadcasting and journalism.

Overseas visits

6-11 October 2000, to Cyprus; cost of outward flight, accommodation and meals met by Barnet Friends of Morphou, Morphou Municipality and Friends of Cyprus.

26-30 June 2001, to Cyprus; expenses met by Friends of Cyprus.

GOODMAN, Paul (Wycombe)

No interests declared.

HUMBLE, Joan (Blackpool North and Fleetwood)

No interests declared.

KIRKWOOD, Archy (Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

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

Occasional fees for broadcasting and journalism.

Sponsorship or financial or material support

Joseph Rowntree Trust meet occasional costs incurred as Chairman of Work and Pensions Committee in providing hospitality to guests and witnesses not otherwise met by House rules on expenses.

Overseas benefits and gifts

22 January 2001, I was given a set of decanter and two glasses by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK, in Edinburgh.

Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Director, Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust (no remuneration).

Director, Family Budget Unit (no remuneration).

Member, Royal College of Nursing Parliamentary Panel (no remuneration).

MARRIS, Rob (Wolverhampton South West)

Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Non-practising solicitor.

4.   Sponsorship or financial or material support

Constituency party receives an annual donation of £2,000 from the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU).

MITCHELL, Andrew (Sutton Coldfield)

Temporary declaration made on Wednesday 18 July 2001; full declaration made, as follows, on 15 October 2001:

1.  Remunerated directorships

Lazard Bank Limited.

Lazard Brothers & Co. Limited.

Lazard India Limited.

Lazard Poland Limited.

CM Group Limited (retail public house management).

Financial Dynamics Holdings Limited (subsidiary of Cordiant) (corporate and business communications).

Financial Dynamics Limited.

Supervisory Board member of The Foundation (small specialised management consultancy).

All directorships are non-executive.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Senior Strategy Adviser to Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).

(£20,001 - £25,000)

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Vice-Chairman, Alexandra Rose Day.

Member of the Council of GAP, which organises international projects for gap year students.

Member of the Council of SOS Sabel; which promotes sustainable natural resources in Saharan Africa.

President, Norman Laud Association; a registered charity in Sutton Coldfield providing respite care for children and young adults with special needs.

I am trustee of a family trust for my children.

Either before, or subsequent to, 7 June 2001, I have resigned from the following paid positions:

The Board of The Miller Insurance Group Limited

The Board of Vietnamvest & the Cuba Investment Company (Lazard subsidiaries)

As a senior Strategy Adviser to The Boots Company PLC.

As a senior Strategy Adviser to Hakluyt & Company Limited.

I have recently sold a declarable shareholding in El Vino company and am now a holder of their loan notes.

Board member GAP Activity Projects (unremunerated).

PURNELL, James (Stalybridge and Hyde)

Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Before the 2001 General Election, acted as freelance strategy consultant for the Independent Television Commission (ITC).

Occasional publications and articles including: chapter of recent ITC book: "Culture and Communication", Prospect and the Financial Times.

10.   Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Board Member, Young Vic Theatre (unremunerated).

Director, Tameside Sports Trust (unremunerated).

Director, Enterprise Europe (unremunerated).

Member Advisory Council, SMF (unremunerated).

SELOUS, Andrew (South West Bedfordshire)

Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

2.   Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Employee of Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) plc until 31 July, 2001.

STEWART, David (Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber)

Declared on Wednesday 18 July 2001:

4.   Sponsorship or financial or material support

Receives the services of an intern sponsored by CARE (Christian Action and Research and Education) for four days a week.

5.   Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Free use of Inverness Airport staff car park, as member of its consultative committee.

5348. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Director of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Trust Ltd. (unremunerated)


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