Register of Members' Interests Contents


BACON, Richard (South Norfolk)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
13 October-11 November 2006, the temporary use of a Lotus Europa car provided as part of a promotion by Lotus Cars. (Registered 14 December 2006)
6.Overseas visits
2-8 September 2006, to Rwanda and Kenya with other members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis, to study the treatment of tuberculosis and HIV/Aids. Flights, hotel and food during visit were funded by a charity, Results UK. (Registered 14 December 2006)
BAILEY, Adrian (West Bromwich West)
8.Land and Property
A cottage in Cornwall from which rental income may be received.
BAIRD, Vera (Redcar)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional cases as Queen's Counsel remunerated by the Legal Services Commission.
BAKER, Norman (Lewes)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from the Centre for Management and Policy Studies for lectures given to civil servants.
Articles for the Mail on Sunday. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 12 March 2007)
6.Overseas visits
29 September-6 October 2007, to India, in my capacity as Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet. Return flight to India, transport and accommodation were provided by the Tibet Society of the UK. (Registered 16 October 2007)
BALDRY, Tony (Banbury)
1.Remunerated directorships
Transense Technologies PLC (non-executive); development of tyre monitoring technology.
Angel Gate Limited (formerly AKMA Solutions International Ltd.) and subsidiary companies; property development in the UK.
Chairman (non-executive), Red Eagle Resources PLC; investing in agriculture and natural resources in Sierra Leone.
Black Rock Oil and Gas plc; an AIM-listed company specialising in oil and gas exploration in the UK and overseas.
Chairman (non-executive), Westminster Oil Limited; a BVI registered company, development of oil licences and exploration.
Quartet Global Limited (non-executive). Investment in Idroplax, an Italian company, specialising in sustainable product development.
Chairman (non-executive), Globalink Solutions Ltd; promoting specialist telecommunications cabling in Africa and the Mediterranean.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Practising barrister, arbitrator and mediator.
Executive Partner in Diamond Film Partnership; a UK partnership promoting UK film and television production rights.
Consulting Editor, "Asian Affairs" Magazine.
Business development consultant to HiTS (House of Information Technology Services) of Saudi Arabia.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
I employ a research assistant who receives some funding direct from the Lighting Industry Federation, solely in connection with work that she does in support of the Associate All-Party Lighting Group.
8.Land and Property
A cottage in Oxfordshire.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Angel Gate Limited (formerly AKMA Solutions International Ltd.)
Angel Gate Aviation Limited.
Red Eagle Resources PLC
Symphony Global Ltd
Enterprise Development International Capital Ltd.
Tiresias Ltd. (relinquished 7 November 2006)
Quartet Global Limited
Globalink Solutions Ltd
Carbon Registry Services Ltd.
(b)3DM PLC
Transense Technologies PLC.
Black Rock Oil and Gas plc
SPDG plc
Petroquest Ltd (owns shares in Westminster Oil Limited)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Shareholding of below registrable value in Carbon Registry Services Ltd.
BALLS, Rt Hon Ed (Normanton)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
I receive support from a local company, Eleventeenth, who host my web-site at below market rates.
BANKS, Gordon (Ochil and South Perthshire)
1.Remunerated directorships
Cartmore Building Supply Co Ltd, Fife; builders' merchant.
8.Land and Property
Flat in Glasgow.
BARKER, Gregory (Bexhill and Battle)
1.Remunerated directorships
Director, Flare View Ltd.; property investment company holding freehold property let to commercial tenants.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Financial adviser to New European Property Holdings Ltd; investment and development of property in Eastern Europe.
6.Overseas visits
2-4 September 2006, to Mozambique, to view sustainable forestry conservation project. Return business class flight and two nights' tented accommodation provided by Envirotrade Ltd. (Registered 14 November 2006)
16-21 March 2007, to the United Arab Emirates with all-party delegation to meet Government representatives, as guest of the Government of the UAE. The cost of flights and accommodation was met by the Government of the UAE. (Registered 23 March 2007)
31 March-5 April 2007, to Russia, visiting Moscow and Kazan with the All-Party British-Russian Parliamentary Group, to exchange views with members of the Duma and the Russian Government and leaders of the Kazan Community. Hotels, hospitality and internal Russian flights provided by Novosti, the Russian news agency. (Flights to and from Moscow paid for by the IPU). (Registered 8 May 2007)
8.Land and Property
Freehold commercial business park property in East Anglia, from which I receive rental income.
Rental income from residential property in London.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Flare View Ltd.
(b)Great Portland Estates PLC
Electra Kingsway VCT PLC
Quester VCT 5 PLC
Close Technology and General VCT PLC
New Star European Growth Fund PLC
New Star UK Growth Fund PLC
Henderson High Income Trust PLC.
New European Property Holdings Ltd. (NEPH)
Igroland Ltd; owns and operates children's entertainment centres in Ukraine.
Penna plc
Hedleigh Mayfair Limited; property investment in London W1.
BARLOW, Celia (Hove)
8.Land and Property
Freehold maisonette and one bed flat in London, from which rental income is received.
Freehold house in Witterings from which rental income has been received from January 2007.
BARON, John (Billericay)
8.Land and Property
Three residential properties in London from which rental income is received.
Second home in the constituency from which we run the office.
BARRETT, John (Edinburgh West)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)A.B.C. Productions Ltd.; commercial property leasing.
BARRON, Kevin (Rother Valley)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Lay member of General Medical Council. (£10,001-£15,000)
BATTLE, John (Leeds West)
6.Overseas visits
20-22 September 2006, to New York, attending as a panel member and speaker on 'living in integrated communities' at the Clinton Global initiative. Costs of economy class flights and hotel accommodation were covered by the Clinton Global initiative. (Registered 23 November 2006)
BAYLEY, Hugh (City of York)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
I sponsor a parliamentary pass for a research assistant paid by the Royal African Society to enable him to work in support of the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group, which I chair.
BECKETT, Rt. Hon. Margaret (Derby South)
8.Land and Property
Residential rented property; flat in London.
BEGG, Anne (Aberdeen South)
BEITH, Rt. Hon. Alan (Berwick­upon­Tweed)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant to Bourne Leisure Group Ltd.; a holiday park operator in Britain and overseas, on general and parliamentary matters. (£15,001-£20,000)
Occasional lectures for New York State University in London. (Up to £5,000)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
4-6 July 2007, I was a guest at the Tynwald ceremony, with accommodation and hospitality provided by the Isle of Man Parliament. (Registered 12 July 2007)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Chairman of the Historic Chapels Trust.
BELL, Sir Stuart (Middlesbrough)
1.Remunerated directorships
SpenView Communications Ltd.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Barrister (non-practising).
6.Overseas visits
20-26 April 2007, to Doha, Qatar, to attend Conference on Democracy, Development and Free Trade at the invitation of the Qatari Foreign Ministry, to improve relations between UK Parliamentarians and the Government of Qatar. Cost of visa, air travel and part of accommodation paid for by the Foreign Ministry. (Registered 2 July 2007)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)SpenView Ltd.; private holding company which owns the shares of SpenView Communications Ltd, SpenView Publications Ltd and SpenView Capital Ltd. I am a director of all four companies but remunerated only by SpenView Communications Ltd.
BELLINGHAM, Henry (North West Norfolk)
1.Remunerated directorships
Glencara Estate Company; private company unlimited with share capital which owns commercial and agricultural land.
Lansdowne Advisory Ltd.; business consultancy.
Longborough Capital PLC (non-executive vice-chairman); a company involved in marketing intellectual property to the automotive industry.
Advanced Digital Components Ltd (non-executive); a sister company to Longborough Capital PLC, involved with automotive technology.
Environmental Polymer Technologies Limited (formerly 3DM Environment Limited) (non-executive); private company involved with new plastics and polymer technologies.
Arc Fund Management Holdings PLC (non-executive); AIM-listed fund management and venture capital company.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Former member of Lloyds (resigned 1999. Reinsured into Equitas.)
Non-practising barrister-at-law.
8.Land and Property
Forestry and arable land in Norfolk.
House in West Norfolk, from which rental income is received.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Glencara Estate Co. Ltd.
Lansdowne Advisory Ltd.
Longborough Capital PLC.
BENN, Hilary (Leeds Central)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donations to my campaign for election as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party received from:
Kevin McGrath, of London (personal donation)
Mark McDonald, of London (personal donation).
(Registered 23 April 2007)
Gilad Hayeem, of London (personal donation).
(Registered 3 May 2007)
Lord Mitchell (personal donation)
R A Nelson, of London (personal donation)
Leonard Collinson, of Formby (personal donation)
David Abrahams, of Newcastle (personal donation)
Sir Sigmund Sternberg, of London (personal donation
Donation in kind from the Co-operative Party
(Registered 17 September 2007)
8.Land and Property
Part-owner of house in London.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)  United Business Media.
BENTON, Joe (Bootle)
BENYON, Richard (Newbury)
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman of the Directors of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited, the trustee of various family trusts (see Categories 8 and 9), in all of which either I or members of my wider family have beneficial interests.
8.Land and Property
Landholdings in Hampshire and Berkshire (some in my constituency) comprising farmland, residential and commercial property, some potential development land, woodlands and gravel workings, for some of which rent is received.
Residential and commercial property in Hackney, for which rent is received.
Rural land and property in Inverness-shire.
The majority of property in these estates is held in family trusts in the trusteeship of Englefield Estate Trust Corporation Limited (see Category 1).
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I am unremunerated director of the Englefield Charitable Trust.
BERCOW, John (Buckingham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for interviews for House Magazine. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 23 April 2007)
Fees for speeches to the National School of Government. (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
14-21 September 2007, to India, to visit the India-Burma border and to interview refugees from Chin State in Burma. My flights, meals and accommodation in Delhi, Calcutta and Mizoram were provided by Christian Solidarity Worldwide. (Registered 4 October 2007)
BERESFORD, Sir Paul (Mole Valley)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Self-employed dental surgeon.
8.Land and Property
Private accommodation and surgery, London .
BERRY, Roger (Kingswood)
6.Overseas visits
27 May-2 June 2007, to Syria as a member of a UK parliamentary delegation to meet government ministers, parliamentarians and business leaders. Flights, hospitality and accommodation paid by British Syrian Society. (Registered 12 June 2007)
BETTS, Clive (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for lectures given for Neil Stewart Associates. (Up to £5,000)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Sheffield City Council provide me with an office at a reduced charge which contributes towards rent and rates. Staff, furniture, telephone and cleaning costs are paid by myself; heating and lighting is provided by the Council.

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