Register of Members' Interests Contents


BLACKMAN - BYERS

BLACKMAN, Liz (Erewash)
Nil.
 
BLAIR, Rt. Hon. Tony (Sedgefield)
6.Overseas visits
October 2002, my wife and a family group stayed for a week at Government House, Bermuda, following a conference she was asked by the Bermudian Government to address in her professional capacity. The Bermudian Government paid her airfare: all the other expenses of the group were met by her, including payment for their accommodation at the standard rate fixed by the Bermudian Government. (Registered 31 October 2002)
3 January 2003, the Egyptian Government provided my family and I with a single flight from Sharm-el Sheikh to Cairo for security reasons. (Registered 14 January 2003)
May 2003, my wife and a family group visited Bermuda on a private holiday for a week in late May. During her stay in Bermuda my wife addressed the Bermuda Bar Association in her professional capacity and the Association met the cost of her flight. All other travel and flight costs were met by my wife together with all other expenses, including payment for their accommodation at Government House at the standard rate fixed by the Bermudan Government. (Registered 23 May 2003)
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
1-21 August 2003, accompanied by my family I spent 20 nights at a private villa in Barbados. I have made a charitable donation to a charity chosen by Sir Cliff Richard, the owner of the villa, in lieu of the cost of this accommodation. I paid for all other expenses, including flights. (Registered 28 August 2003)
8.Land and Property
Two flats in Bristol for which rental income may be received.
 
BLEARS, Hazel (Salford)
Nil.
 
BLIZZARD, Bob (Waveney)
6.Overseas visits
27-29 August 2002, to Stavanger, Norway, to view Offshore Northern Seas exhibition and gas terminal, with All-Party Group for British Offshore Oil and Gas Industry, paid for by UK Offshore Operators Association, Statoil and Chevron Texaco. (Registered 17 December 2002)
19-23 January 2003, to Egypt to study offshore natural gas production and supply, meet with Energy Minister, officials and industry leaders, paid for by BG Group PLC. (Registered 6 February 2003)
8.Land and Property
Flat in London.
 
BLUNKETT, Rt. Hon. David (Sheffield, Brightside)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
October 2003, upgrade flight with Virgin Atlantic to St Lucia. (Registered 21 October 2003)
8.Land and Property
Second home in London, from which I temporarily receive rental income.
 
BLUNT, Crispin (Reigate)
6.Overseas visits
23 September-3 October 2003, to India with Conservative Friends of India to Bombay, Jammu, Kashmir and Delhi to discuss economic and political issues on international development and security in Kashmir. Travel and accommodation expenses met by the Government of India. (Registered 15 October 2003)
 
BOATENG, Rt. Hon. Paul (Brent South)
Nil.
 
 
BORROW, David (South Ribble)
6.Overseas visits
27 July-25 August 2003, to Ethiopia, Peru and New Zealand to study and report on HIV/AIDS issues, justice systems, health services and the environment. All expenses paid by the Norfolk Fellowships Charitable Trust. (Registered 9 September 2003)
 
BOSWELL, Tim (Daventry)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Self­employed partner in family farming business at Lower Aynho Grounds (see item 8).
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
20 July 2003, two tickets to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, as guests of the Managing Director of Brands Hatch Circuits Limited. (Registered 18 July 2003)
8.Land and Property
Lower Aynho Grounds Farm (as at item 2), Northants/Oxon, from which rental income is also received.
Land at Great Leighs, Essex (with family interests), from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Barclays PLC; banking.
Glaxo Smith Kline PLC; pharmaceuticals.
Reckitt Benckiser PLC; household products.
Tesco PLC; food retailing.
Target Corporation Inc.; US retailer.
 
BOTTOMLEY, Peter (Worthing West)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Economist.
Prospectively, giving advice or depositions on casualty reduction and vehicle risks (including evidence in litigation relating to Suzuki.
I give speeches to the Westminster Circle, a group of business people, who in return make donations to the Conservative Marginal Seats Fund and to selected constituency associations.
8.Land and Property
Income from house sharing in London and occasional holiday letting of properties in Isle of Wight and Surrey.
 
 
BOTTOMLEY, Rt. Hon. Virginia (South West Surrey)
1.Remunerated directorships
Member of the Supervisory Board of Akzo Nobel; Dutch multinational company.
International Resources Group Ltd. (Odgers Ray and Berndston); executive recruitment consultancy.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Partner: Odgers Ray and Berndtson.
6.Overseas visits
October 2002, to Canada, to address Ditchley Conference on future of health care funding. Travel and accommodation paid for by Ditchley Foundation. (Registered 22 October 2002)
8.Land and Property
Income from house sharing in London and occasional holiday letting of properties in Isle of Wight and Surrey.
 
BRADLEY, Rt. Hon. Keith (Manchester, Withington)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I occasionally visit Old Trafford Football Ground and Old Trafford Cricket Ground during the season as a guest of Manchester Airport PLC. Such visits sometimes include one or more of my children.
 
BRADLEY, Peter (The Wrekin)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
BT pays for the production of a letter/leaflet to its subscribers within specific exchange catchments within my constituency in support of my campaign to secure broadband in those areas.
 
BRADSHAW, Ben (Exeter)
8.Land and Property
One-third share of terrace house in Salcombe, Devon, from which rental income is received.
 
BRADY, Graham (Altrincham and Sale West)
6.Overseas visits
9-11 September 2003, visit to Gibraltar with the Associate Parliamentary Group for Gibraltar for National Day on 10 September. Meetings with Chief Minister, Governor, UK military commander. Travel and accommodation for self and spouse met by the Government of Gibraltar. (Registered 16 September 2003)
 
BRAKE, Tom (Carshalton and Wallington)
Nil.
 
BRAZIER, Julian (Canterbury)
Nil.
 
BREED, Colin (Cornwall South East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Lay member, General Medical Council. I receive expenses relating to meetings and work undertaken in that role. (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
14-16 April 2003, to Doha, Qatar, to attend Qatar Conference on Democracy and Free Trade. Travel and accommodation met by Government of Qatar. (Registered 1 May 2003)
23-27 May 2003, to Syria. Travel paid for by British Syrian Society, hospitality provided by Government of Syria. (Registered 4 June 2003)
8.Land and Property
Flat in London.
 
BRENNAN, Kevin (Cardiff West)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Weekly column in the South Wales Echo. (Up to £5,000)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
December 2002, I received an upgrade to business class on British Airways flights to and from Boston whilst attending a seminar for new Congressmen on behalf of the British American Parliamentary Group. (Registered 9May 2003)
 
BROOKE, Annette (Mid-Dorset and North Poole)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Joint owner with my husband of Broadstone Minerals; small retail and wholesale business dealing in rocks, minerals and gemstones.
Member of Poole Borough Council (no allowances or expenses claimed, but I am provided with a computer, fax machine and mobile phone (I pay for calls).)
8.Land and Property
Business premises (retail shop and store) in Poole.
 
BROWN, Rt. Hon. Gordon (Dunfermline East)
Nil.
 
BROWN, Rt. Hon. Nicholas (Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend)
Nil.
 
BROWN, Russell (Dumfries)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Two nights' accommodation at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff. Hospitality and tickets for the Community Shield Match at the Millennium Stadium for myself and my wife provided by McDonald's. (Registered 11 September 2003)
Two season tickets for Queen of the South Football Club, provided by the Club. (Registered 11 September 2003)
6.Overseas visits
25-27 June 2003, to Finland under the auspices of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy. Travel and accommodation paid for by BNFL and Nirex Ltd. (Registered 21 July 2003)
 
BROWNE, Desmond (Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Non-practising Member of Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh.
 
BROWNING, Angela (Tiverton and Honiton)
Nil.
 
BRUCE, Malcolm (Gordon)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Regular articles for the Aberdeen Press and Journal. (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
24-26 October 2002, to Albania in my capacity as an unpaid member of the steering committee of the East West Parliamentary Practice Project (EWPPP). (Registered 8 January 2003)
 
BRYANT, Chris (Rhondda)
6.Overseas visits
12-24 March 2003, to Madrid, Spain, with the Spanish All-Party Parliamentary Group. Travel expenses to Madrid paid for from Group funds provided by the Group's declared sponsor TUI UK Ltd. (Thomson Holidays). Expenses whilst in Madrid paid for by the Congreso de los Diputados, whose guests we were. (Registered 31 March 2003)
30 June-4 July 2003, to Israel and Palestinian Authority to meet members of the Israeli Government and Palestinian Authority and others. Travel and accommodation paid by Labour Friends of Israel and Israeli Foreign Ministry. (Registered 14 July 2003)
4-5 September 2003, to Barcelona. Flight and one night's hotel accommodation in Barcelona paid for by the Fundacio Rafael Campalans, a Catalan think-tank at whose conference I spoke.
 
BUCK, Karen (Regent's Park and Kensington North)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Six articles annually for Housing Today. (Up to £5,000)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Occasional research support provided by Shelter, charity for the homeless.
Casework and research assistance provided by the Refugee Education and Training Advisory Service, a division of World University Service (UK), a charitable organisation.
 
BURDEN, Richard (Birmingham, Northfield)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
18-20 July 2003, passes to British Grand Prix at Silverstone provided by Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA). Transport to and from the circuit on 19 and 20 July provided by Williams F1. (Registered 23 July 2003)
6.Overseas visits
15-18 October 2002, to Cyprus to discuss initiatives to re-unify the island and EU accession issues. Expenses met by Republic of Cyprus House of Representatives. (Registered 31 October 2002)
 
BURGON, Colin (Elmet)
Nil.
 
BURNETT, John (Torridge and West Devon)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
I retain an interest in Messrs. Stones (formerly Burd Pearse), Solicitors of Okehampton and Great Torrington.
8.Land and Property
Farm land buildings and residential property in Devon and London from which rental income is derived.
9.Registrable shareholdings
I have an interest in certain trusts.
 
BURNHAM, Andy (Leigh)
Nil.
 
BURNS, Simon (West Chelmsford)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from House Magazine for speeches to their 'Westminster Explained' seminars.(Up to £5,000) (Registered 9July 2003)
6.Overseas visits
23 September-3 October 2003, to India with Conservative Friends of India to Mumbai, Jammu, Kashmir and Dehli to discuss economic and political issues on international development and security in Kashmir. Travel and accommodation expenses met by the Government of India. (Registered 14 October 2003)
 
BURNSIDE, David (South Antrim)
1.Remunerated directorships
David Burnside Associates Ltd.; communications consultancy including occasional parliamentary and governmental advice to clients in UK and overseas. (£50,001-£55,000)
Unremunerated director of New Century Holdings Ltd.; which is the holding company for David Burnside Associates Ltd., and a number of non-trading subsidiary companies owned by New Century Holdings Ltd.
3.Clients
Of David Burnside Associates Ltd.:
The British Racing Drivers Club
OAG Worldwide Limited (flight schedule information).
Anti wind turbine campaign Somerset.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
21 October 2003, guest of British Airways on one of Concorde's final week flights from Belfast to London Heathrow. (Registered 22 October 2003)
6.Overseas visits
7-9 August 2003, air travel from UK to Lebanon and accommodation for the official opening by President Lahoud of Le Royal Hotel Beirut, received from General Mediterranean Holding. (Registered 11 August 2003)
8.Land and Property
Farmland at Co. Antrim, from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)New Century Holdings Ltd.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Parliamentary Representative of the Belfast Airport Police Association (unremunerated).
 
 
BURSTOW, Paul (Sutton and Cheam)
Nil.
 
 
BURT, Alistair (North East Bedfordshire)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Provision of a research assistant from CARE (Christian Action for Research and Education), whose costs I share equally with CARE.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
21 March 2003, upgrade to Business Class for my wife and me on flights to and from Paris by British Midland International. (Registered 16 April 2003)
6.Overseas visits
18-20 October 2002, to Cadenabbia, Italy, for a conference with CDU/CSU politicians. Flights and accommodation paid for by Konrad Adenauer Foundation. (Registered 20 November 2002)
23-31 May 2003, to South Africa to meet friends in the political and business arena, to see places of interest and discuss potential issues in South Africa and Southern Africa. Fares met by the charity, The Penny Trust; other expenses met privately. (Registered 18 June 2003)
10-17 October 2003, to Cadenabbia, Italy for a conference with CDU/CSU politicians. Accommodation was paid for by Konrad Adenauer Foundation. (Registered 17 November 2003)
 
 
BUTTERFILL, John (Bournemouth West)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Partner, Butterfill Associates (financial, corporate and real estate consultants).
Consultant to Curchod and Co. (Chartered Surveyors) (non-parliamentary).
 
 
BYERS, Stephen (North Tyneside)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee received from Reputation Inc. for advice and attendance at a workshop for the Royal Hashemite Court held in Jordan on 24 October 2003. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 5 November 2003)
6.Overseas visits
27 August-4 September 2003, to Jordan at the invitation of the Royal Hashemite Court who paid for my flight and part of my accommodation costs. (Registered 10 September 2003)
22-27 October 2003, to Jordan with my partner at the invitation of the Royal Hashemite Court who paid for our flights and accommodation. (Registered 5 November 2003)
8.Land and Property
Commercial property in Forest Hall, Newcastle, from which rental income is received.




 
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