The British Film and Television Industries - Communications Committee Contents


The Members of the Committee which conducted this inquiry were:

Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury

Baroness Eccles of Moulton

Rt Hon the Lord Fowler (Chairman)

Lord Gordon of Strathblane (appointed April 2009)

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick (resigned November 2009)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote

Lord Inglewood

Rt Hon Lord King of Bridgwater

Rt Hon Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall

Rt Rev Lord Bishop of Manchester

Lord Maxton

Baroness Scott of Needham Market

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale resigned from the Committee in March 2009 and did not take part in this inquiry.

Lord St John of Bletso was appointed to the Committee in December 2009 and did not take part in this inquiry.

Declarations of Interest


12(f)  Regular remunerated employment

Television Executive, Brook Lapping Productions, a subsidiary of Ten Alps Communications plc

*12(i)  Visits

Visit to Guardian Hay Festival of Literature, Hay-on-Wye (22-24 May 2009) sponsored by skyARTS—accommodation and meals provided by Sky

*13(c)  Financial interests of spouse or relative or friend

I also disclose the interests disclosed by Lord Razzall

16(b)  Voluntary organisations

RAPT—Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust


*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Independent National Director, Times Newspapers Holdings Ltd

15(b)  Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Director, Opera North, company limited by guarantee (unpaid)


*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Non executive Director, Holcim Ltd

Non executive Director, ABTA

Chairman, Thomson Foundation

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Vice Chairman, All-party Group on AIDS

16(a)  Trusteeships

Trustee, Terrence Higgins Trust


*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Chairman, Radio Clyde

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Hon President, Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Association


*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

British Telecom PLC

*12(f)  Regular remunerated employment


Former BBC employee (1994-2006) in receipt of BBC Pension

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Vice President, Crime Concern

Patron, Springboard for Children

Patron, Zane

Patron, Toy Box

Trustee, International Business Leaders Forum

Trustee, Vodafone Group Foundation


15(a)  Membership of public bodies

President, National Governors Association (NGA)

15(b)  Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Trustee, Architectural Association School of Architecture

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Member, Council of the Institute of Business Ethics

Member of the NCVO Advisory Council

Patron, Institute of Business Ethics

President, The Peckham Settlement

Board Member, Veolia Environmental Trust plc (formerly Onyx)

16(a)  Trusteeships

Trustee, Ann Driver Trust


*12(c)  Remunerated services

Political Adviser, House of Lords (unpaid) for the Estates Business Group

*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Chairman, CN Group (Media)

Chairman, Carr's Milling Industries plc (food and agriculture)

Director, Pheasant Inn (Bassenthwaite Lake) Ltd (hotel)

*12(f)  Regular remunerated employment


Chairman of a colloquium on two pictures by the Indonesian artist Raden Saleh

*13(a)  Significant shareholdings

Pheasant Inn (Bassenthwaite Lake) Ltd (hotel)

*13(b)  Landholdings

Hutton-in-the-Forest Estate (farmland including residential property in Cumbria)
Wythop Estate (farmland including residential property in Cumbria)
Owner Hutton-in-the-Forest (historic house open to the public)

*13(d)  Hospitality or gifts

20 November 2007: The costs of the plaintiffs in the case of Lord Alton and others v. The Secretary of State for the Home Department of which I was one, were met by contributions from Iranian residents in the UK through the National Council of Resistance of Iran

15(a)  Membership of public bodies

Chairman, Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art

Governor of Skinner's Academy Hackney (from February 2008) (20 January 2009)

15(c)  Office-holder in pressure groups or trade unions

Friends of the Lake District (nominated by the Committee for the National Consultative Council)
President, Cumbria Tourist Board
Member, Historic Houses Association Finance & Policy Committee

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Chairman of the Carlisle Cathedral Development Trust Project

President, Cumbria Wildlife Trust (from May 2008)

16(a)  Trusteeships

Trustee, Elton Estate, Cambridgeshire

Trustee, Raby Estates, Co Durham and Shropshire

Trustee, Thoresby Estate, Nottinghamshire

Trustee, Calvert Trust

Trustee, Settle-Carlisle Railway Trust

Trustee, Whitehaven Community Trust Ltd

16(b)  Voluntary organisations

Member, Bar

Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London

Chairman, Westmorland & Lonsdale Conservative Association


*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Non-executive Director, London International Exhibition Centre plc and London International Exhibition Centre (Holdings) Ltd

*13(b)  Landholdings

Minority partner in family farm in Wiltshire (including cottages)

Partner in woodlands in Wiltshire

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Patron, UK Defence Forum

Trustee Friends of Wiltshire Churches

Vice President, Royal Bath and West Society

Vice President of Brainwave (a charity for handicapped children) (5 February 2009)


*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Scottish Power Ltd

*12(f)  Regular remunerated employment

In an advisory capacity, Chairman—Macquarie Capital, Europe

Member of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Cabinet Office)

15(a)  Membership of public bodies

Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University

16(b)  Voluntary organisations

Member, Fabian Society

Patron, Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society

Patron, Dystonia Society


*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Non-executive Director, Artis Education (unpaid)

15(b)  Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Board Member, Roundhouse Trust

Board Member, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

Board Member, National Opera Studio

Trustee, South Bank Sinfonia

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Trustee, Art Inter-Romania

Trustee, Theatres Trust

Trustee, Foundation for Sport and the Arts

16(a)  Trusteeships

Trustee, Thaxted Church Trust

MANCHESTER, Lord Bishop of

*12(f)  Regular remunerated employment

In receipt of episcopal stipend

15(a)  Membership of public bodies

Chair, Sandford St Martin (Religious Broadcasting Awards) Trust

General Synod of the Church of England

Manchester Diocesan Board of Finance

Manchester Church House Co

Manchester Diocesan Council of Education

Manchester Diocesan Association of Church Schools

Life Governor, Liverpool College

Governor, Hulme Hall

15(d)  Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Lord High Almoner to HM The Queen

National Chaplain, Royal British Legion

Chairman, Council of Christians and Jews

16(b)  Voluntary organisations

Manchester Diocese Mothers' Union

Arches Housing

Disabled Living

Hulme Hall Trust

Wigan & Leigh Hospice

St Ann's Hospice

Manchester University of Change Ringers


*13(b)  Landholdings

Holiday home in the Isle of Arran

A London flat


*12(d)  Non-parliamentary consultant

Centre for Transport Studies (judging and presentation of transport awards)
Advisory Board, Centre for Parliamentary Studies

*12(e)  Remunerated directorships

Member, Lloyd's Register (unpaid)

*12(f)  Regular remunerated employment

Education Cultural Exchanges—lecturing to visiting students (29 January 2009)

*12(i)  Visits

Visit to Taiwan (28 July-3 August 2007) meeting with the Ministers, members of the People's Democratic Party (fellow members of Liberal International), the British Trade and Cultural Office, parliamentarians and others. Travel and hotel costs paid by the Taipei office in the UK. Courtesy gifts received and given

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