Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Written Evidence


9.  List of Mr George Galloway's entries in the Register of Members' Interests relating to Iraq between 1991 and 2005

Set out below are the entries made by Mr Galloway relating to visits to Iraq, and to other visits elsewhere arising out of the campaign against sanctions on Iraq. In addition, Mr Galloway declared a number of visits to the Middle East sponsored by organisations not specifically sanctions-related.

Extract from Register dated January 1994:

January 1994 to Iraq, at the expense of a Paris-based campaign against the continued embargo on Iraq

Extract from Register dated 31 January 2000:

September-November 1999, travel by double-decker bus, visiting eleven countries as Chairman of the Mariam Appeal, which met all the costs (Registered 14 December 1999)

November 1999, to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, as Chairman of the Mariam Appeal, paid for by the Appeal. (Registered 14 December 1999)

Extract from Register dated 31 January 2001:

19-22 February 2000, to Lebanon to discuss the cancer epidemic in Iraq for the Mariam Appeal, which met my flight and travel costs (Registered 2 March 2000)

12-17 March 2000, from London to Jordan on a flight paid for by the Mariam Appeal. I travelled from Amman to the Iraq border in a car paid for by the Mariam Appeal. I travelled from the Iraq border to Baghdad in a car paid for by the Ministry of Health. My three nights in Baghdad were as a guest of the Iraq-Britain Friendship Society. (Registered 6 April 2000)

7-11 May 2000 from London to Amman by plane and from Amman to Baghdad by road, travel paid for by the Mariam Appeal. Accommodation in Baghdad paid for by the Baghdad Conference, a collection of NGOs working on the sanctions issue. (Registered 17 May 2000)

June 2000, flight to Budapest and two nights in hotel paid for by Mariam Appeal (Registered 4 December 2000)

July/August 2000, flight to US and two nights in hotel paid for by Texas-based campaign against sanctions on Iraq. (Registered 4 December 2000)

October 2000, flight to Brussels and three nights in hotel paid for by the Mariam Appeal. (Registered 4 December 2000)

November 2000, flight to Madrid-Gigon and three nights in hotel paid by Spanish campaign for lifting of sanctions against Iraq. (Registered 4 December 2000)

November 2000, flight London to Baghdad and three nights in hotel there paid by the Mariam Appeal (Registered 4 December 2000)

8 December 2000, flight to Jordan, paid for by Great Britain-Iraq Society of which I am Chairman. (Registered 9 December 2000)

11-16 January 2001, I flew to Amman and thence by car to Baghdad, paid by the Great Britain-Iraq Society, and spent two nights in Iraq in a hotel paid by the Iraq-Great Britain Friendship society. I returned to London by air on 16 January. (Registered 19 January 2001)

23-27 January 2001, to New York, flight paid for by the Mariam Appeal (Registered 1 February 2001)

Extract from Register dated 26 November 2001 [New Parliament]:

[Entries from June 2000 to January 2001 as in January 2001 Register.]

May 2001, to Iraq for six days to attend conference. Flight, hotel and car paid for by the Mariam Appeal. (Registered 29 October 2001)

September 2001, to Romania for four days to attend conference. Flight and hotel paid for by the Mariam Appeal. (Registered 29 October 2001)

October 2001, four day humanitarian visit to Iraq. Flight, hotel and car paid for by the Mariam Appeal. (Registered 29 October 2001)

11-17 November 2001, to Iraq. All costs were met by the Mariam Appeal, an organisation working for the lifting of the embargo on Iraq. (Registered 19 November 2001)

Extract from Register dated 26 November 2002:

6-9 January 2002, to Jordan and Iraq. Three nights hotel accommodation paid for by the Mariam Appeal. (Registered 16 January 2002)

14-21 January 2002 to Canada and US. Flights and accommodation paid for by the Canadian anti-sanctions campaign and the Methodist Church, Seattle, USA. (Registered 25 January 2002)

April 2002, to Paris to the French Senate. Fare from Faro to Paris and one night's hotel accommodation paid for by French anti-sanctions campaigners. (Registered 14 May 2002)

April 2002, to Rabat for a meeting on Iraq. Return flight from London-Rabat and two nights' hotel accommodation paid for by the Great Britain-Iraq Society of which I am Chairman. (Registered 14 May 2002)

May 2002, to Amman, return flight paid for by the Great Britain-Iraq Society, who also paid for a car from Amman to Baghdad and flight from Baghdad-Amman. Three nights at the Al-Rashid Hotel paid for by myself. A car and bus from Amman to the West Bank and the West Bank to Gaza and two nights in a Jerusalem hotel paid for by the Emergency Committee in Iraq and Palestine. One night in a hotel in Gaza paid for by myself. (Registered 14 May 2002)

10-18 September 2002, to Jordan and Iraq; flights and hotel accommodation paid for by the Great Britain Iraq Society, of which I am Chairman. (Registered 24 September 2002)

1-15 October 2002, to Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Beirut, to attend conferences. Flights and hotel accommodation paid for by the Great Britain-Iraq Society, of which I am Chairman. (Registered 16 October 2002)

7-10 November 2002, to Kiev for a conference on Iraq. Flights paid for by the Great Britain-Iraq Society, and the hotel accommodation was provided by the Ukrainian union for friendship with the Iraqi people. (Registered 7 November 2002)

15-17 November 2002, to Madrid. Flights and two nights' accommodation paid for by the Spanish Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. (Registered 18 November 2002)

No subsequent relevant entries.


 
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