The Cabinet Office and the Centre of Government - Constitution Committee Contents


The Members of the Committee which conducted this inquiry were:

Lord Goodlad (Chairman)

Lord Hart of Chilton (from 25 November 2009)

Baroness Jay of Paddington (from 25 November 2009)

Lord Lyell of Markyate

Lord Morris of Aberavon (until 12 November 2009)

Lord Norton of Louth

Lord Pannick

Lord Peston (until 12 November 2009)

Baroness Quin

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank

Lord Rowlands (until 12 November 2009)

Lord Shaw of Northstead

Lord Wallace of Tankerness

Lord Woolf

Note: Lord Irvine of Lairg was appointed to the Constitution Committee during the course of this inquiry. He decided to exclude himself from the Committee's consideration of the draft report and played no part in its deliberations. Nor did he receive any confidential Committee papers relating to the inquiry.

Declaration of Interests


*12(f) Regular remunerated employment

Member, International Advisory Council GFTA Analytics Ltd

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust
Opera Australia Capital Fund


*12(f) Regular remunerated employment

I am a solicitor (but no longer practising)

I have acted as a paid special adviser to two Lord Chancellors (Lord Irvine of Lairg and Lord Falconer of Thoroton).

*13(b) Landholdings

Farmland in Suffolk

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

My wife is a practising solicitor

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Chancellor of the University of Greenwich (from 1 January 2008)

15(b) Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Trustee and Board Member of -

Development Council of the Almeida Theatre, Islington

British Architectural Library Trust

Council of University College, London

Member of the Project and Development Committee of the Victoria and Albert Museum

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Vice Patron of the Ipswich Blind Society (from 1 January 2008)


*12(d) Non-parliamentary consultant

Advisory contract with Gerson Lehrman Group

*12(e) Remunerated directorships

Non-executive Director, BT plc Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Non-executive Director, Independent News and Media plc

Member, International News and Media International Advisory Board

*12(i) Visits

Attendance at IAC Annual Conferences in Hamburg, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden (June 2008) - IAC paid air fare and hotel expenses

Attended the Annual meeting of the Interaction Council in Saudi Arabia (9-13 May 2009) - the IAC paid my airfare and hotel expenses

As a Fellow of The Industry and Parliament Trust, I am required to travel from time to time and my host company Johnson and Johnson plc will pay

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Member of Council Overseas Development Institute

Joint President of the Foreign Policy Centre (this is an honorary post)

16(a) Trusteeships

Trustee, New Health Network

16(b) Voluntary organisations

Patron of several voluntary organisations in the health and social care field

Associate Member of Inter Action Council


*13(b) Landholdings

Shared ownership with my wife of a house in London, a property in Burgundy and some farmland, woodlands, and a pair of cottages in Hertfordshire

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Chairman of the St Albans Cathedral Trust (until October 2007)
Member of the Court of the Universities of Hertfordshire and Luton

15(b) Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Chairman of the Federation of British Artists (the Mall Galleries) (a charity) (I took up office at the meeting of the board on 19 July 2007)


15(a) Membership of public bodies

Chancellor of University of Glamorgan
Hon Fellow of Gonville of Caius College, Cambridge
Hon Fellow of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
Hon Fellow of University College of Wales, Swansea

Hon Fellow of University College of Wales, Lampeter
Hon Fellow of Trinity College Carmarthen
Bencher of Gray's Inn

Occasional advisory work as a QC


*12(f) Regular remunerated employment

Professor of Government, University of Hull (Director, Centre for Legislative Studies)
Director of Studies, Hansard Society

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Governor, King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth

15(b) Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Trustee, History of Parliament Trust
Trustee, Elizabeth Russell Fund (a charity)

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

Chairman, Conservative Academic Group
Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Policy Studies
Member, Committee, Conservative History Group

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Vice President, Political Studies Association of the UK
Member of Council, Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government
Editor, Journal of Legislative Studies (unremunerated but published by commercial publisher)
Council Member, Constitution Unit

16(b) Voluntary organisations

Member, Study of Parliament Group


*12(f) Regular remunerated employment

Practising member of the Bar
Fortnightly column on legal issues for The Times

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford
Hon. Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Chairman of the Legal Friends of The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Bencher of Gray's Inn


15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Vice President, Speakability

QUIN, Baroness

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Member of Durham Cathedral Council (unpaid)

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

President, Gateshead Arthritis Care Association

16(b) Voluntary organisations

Chair of Franco-British Council


No relevant interests


*12(d) Non-parliamentary consultant

Consultant to the National Training Federation, Wales
Consultant to Tydfil Training, Merthyr Tydfil

*12(e) Remunerated directorships

Chairman, More Than Just a Game

*13(d) Hospitality or gifts

I have occasionally been a guest of Dyfed Steels at the Llanelli/Scarlets' matches

15(b) Trusteeships of cultural bodies

Trustee and Member of the History of Parliament Trust

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Fund for travelling scholarships

16(b) Voluntary organisations

Member of the Pfizer Foundation on health inequalities


No relevant interests


*12(d) Non-parliamentary consultant

I run a company, Jim Wallace Consultancy Ltd

Consultancy advice may involve advising on issues and procedures in relation to the Scottish Parliament; arranging meetings with public bodies in Scotland; attending meetings between the client company and members of the Scottish Parliament or members of the Scottish Executive.

Through the company, I have undertaken consultancy work for:

Aquatera Ltd, a provider of environmental and sustainability services, with particular interests in the renewable energy sector;

Consultancy with Quatro Public Relations in relation to specific renewable energy projects

Simpson & Marwick WS, Edinburgh;

Infinis Ltd;

Hays Specialist Recruitment;

Retail Loss Prevention;

Loganair Ltd

*12(e) Remunerated directorships

Director and Chairman, Northwind Associates Ltd (wind energy)

Director and Chairman, Jim Wallace Consultancy Ltd (general public affairs, speech making, articles)

*12(f) Regular remunerated employment

Employed by Jim Wallace Consultancy Ltd

*12(g) Controlling shareholdings

80% shareholding in Jim Wallace Consultancy Ltd - general consultancy on public policy issues, speech making, articles

*12(i) Visits

Visit with spouse to Guardian Festival of Literature at Hay-on-Wye (22-25 May 2009) as guests of SkyARTS; accommodation and meals provided by Sky

*13(a) Significant shareholdings

20% interest in Northwind Associates Ltd (wind energy)

*13(b) Landholdings

One-half share in two dwelling houses in Annan, Dumfresshire (no rental income)

One-half share in 2 acre field at Annan, Dumfresshire

15(a) Membership of public bodies

Non-practicing member of Faculty of Advocates

Hon. Professor in Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot Watt University

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

Board Member, St. Magnus Festival Ltd (unremunerated)

Chair of Relationships Scotland (the new organisation which embodies the merger between Family Mediation Scotland and Relate Scotland) (from 1 April 2008) (unpaid)

Board Member, Centre for Scottish Public Policy (independent think tank) (unpaid)

Co-Convenor of the Poverty & Truth Commission in Scotland. It is an independent Commission run under the auspices of the Priority Area division of the Church of Scotland's Ministries Council

Member, Commission on Scottish Devolution 2008-09


*12(f) Regular remunerated employment

Non-permanent judge of Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal—Law Lord
Former advisor to CEDR on mediation issues
Chairman of the Bank of England's Financial Markets Law Reform Committee
June 2007-May 2008: Chairman, of the Woolf Committee, which reviewed and proposed standards of ethics and integrity for adoption in existing and future contracts for the manufacture and supply of arms by BAE Systems Limited
Senior Judge, Commercial Court, Qatar
Chancellor of the Open University of Israel
Regular income from speeches, writing articles and books on the above subjects

15(d) Office-holder in voluntary organisations

President, Chairman or Patron of numerous voluntary bodies working in the areas of prison and justice

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