Register of Members' Interests Contents


USSHER, Kitty (Burnley)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional articles for New Statesman magazine. (Up to £5,000)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
My constituency party received a donation from North West TUC, which had originally been given to the NW TUC by Thompsons Solicitors. (Registered 6 March 2007)
VAIZEY, Edward (Wantage)
1.Remunerated directorships
Edexcel plc (non-executive); educational services.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from appearances on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5). (Up to £5,000)
Fees from The Guardian. (£675) (Up to £5,000)
Fee for speech to the IFS Proshare Awards dinner on 23 November 2006. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 5 December 2006)
Fee for speech to Baird's Communications on 7 December 2006. (£750) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2007)
Fees for appearances on Sky News. (£675 (Up to £5,000) (Registered 16 January 2007)
Fee from ITV for appearance on 'Don't Call Me Stupid'. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 20 June 2007)
Lexington Communications made a payment to the David Brunton Bursary Fund, Magdelen College School, Oxford, in return for my speaking at event. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 June 2007)
Portland PR made a payment to Danny Campbell Fund, c/o Didcot Town Football Club, in return for my making a speech. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 June 2007)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I received sponsorship for my participation in the Westminster Arctic Challenge, February 2007, from:
Blackwells Publishing
RM plc
Milton Park
The surplus funds went directly to my nominated charities.
(Registered 21 February 2007)
VARA, Shailesh (North West Cambridgeshire)
1.Remunerated directorships
Saffron Ridge Ltd; a family company which deals mainly with property and property related matters.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
In connection with my participation in "The Daily Politics" programme on the BBC (from 8 May-3 July 2006) I received free personal training from fitness training company Bodydoctor Fitness over a seven week period. I received no fee for participating in the programme. (Registered 25 July 2006)
6.Overseas visits
26-31 May 2007, to Israel, hosted by Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), to gain an understanding of the current state of affairs in the region. CFI contributed the cost of flights, accommodation and some meals. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Official Guests Department) contributed to the costs of travel inside Israel, some accommodation and three meals. (Registered 26 June 2007)
8.Land and Property
Two flats, in London and Northampton, from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
a)   Saffron Ridge Ltd.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Non-practising solicitor.
VAZ, Keith (Leicester East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I am invited from time to time into the directors' box at Leicester City Football Club to watch matches.
6.Overseas visits
26-30 August 2006, to Yemen, as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen, for meetings in Sana'a and Aden. I was the guest of the Yemeni Government who paid the costs of the visit. (Registered 14 September 2006)
8.Land and Property
I own a property at 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is used as my constituency office.
I receive rental income from a flat in London.
VIGGERS, Peter (Gosport)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Residual Lloyd's underwriting involvement through Equitas.
Chairman of the Trustees of Lloyd's Pension Fund.
Occasional fees for speaking to MBA students from the University of Arizona. (Up to £5,000)
VILLIERS, Theresa (Chipping Barnet)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Technical advice, analysis and drafting assistance in relation to scrutiny of the Finance Bill 2007 provided by PriceWaterhouse Coopers (involving staff time of approximately 3 days per week) from 29 March to 29 June 2007; and from KPMG (involving staff time of approximately 1½ days per week) from 30 April to 31 May 2007. (Registered 14 June 2007)
VIS, Dr. Rudi (Finchley and Golders Green)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Annual donation to my constituency party from Amicus Union, of which I am a member.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Christmas hamper received from the Japan Centre Group. (Registered 8 January 2007)

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