Register of Members' Interests Contents


SLAUGHTER - SYMS

SLAUGHTER, Andrew (Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister, Lamb Chambers, London.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
17-21 May 2007, to Israel and the West Bank on fact-finding visit, organised and paid for by the Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU). (Registered 12 June 2007)
  
  
8.Land and Property
One residential property in Eastbourne.
  
  
SMITH, Rt. Hon. Andrew (Oxford East)
Nil.
  
  
SMITH, Angela C (Sheffield, Hillsborough)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Subsidised constituency office accommodation from Sheffield City Council.
  
  
SMITH, Angela E (Basildon)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
23-24 June 2007, as guest speaker at the inaugural dinner of the Lord Mayor of Belfast I was provided with return flights to and from Belfast and hotel accommodation for my husband and me by Belfast City Council. (Registered 4 July 2007)
  
  
SMITH, Geraldine (Morecombe and Lunesdale)
Nil.
  
  
SMITH, Jacqui (Redditch)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
3 January 2008, upgrades from standard to first class on Eurostar on a return private visit to Paris for a party of three adults, including me, and two children, provided by Eurostar. (Registered 7 January 2008)
  
  
SMITH, John (Vale of Glamorgan)
Nil.
  
  
SMITH, Sir Robert (West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Farm and cottages in Aberdeenshire, from which rental income is received.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Glaxosmithkline; pharmaceuticals.
Legal and General; life assurance.
Rio Tinto; mineral extraction.
Shell Transport and Trading; oil-integrated.
  
  
SNELGROVE, Anne (South Swindon)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
28 June-1 July 2007, to Kenya with the Royal Society. Travel, accommodation, hospitality and delegate fees for conference paid for by the Royal Society. Airport transfers and some hospitality provided by the Kenya Academy of Science. (Registered 29 October 2007)
2-7 September 2007, to Israel and Palestine with Labour Friends of Israel (LFI). Travel and hospitality paid for by LFI. Accommodation paid for by LFI at a rate discounted through the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some hospitality provided by the Palestinian Legislative Council/Palestinian Authority. Travel within Israel/Palestine provided by LFI. Some travel within Israel provided by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 29 October 2007)
  
  
SOAMES, Hon. Nicholas (Mid Sussex)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Aegis Defence Services Limited (non-executive).
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Senior Vice-President, MMC Group; insurance brokers.
Business development and strategic adviser to:
Investcorp; fund management company.
GSC Partners; an investment company.
Scythian; a management consultancy.
  
  
SOULSBY, Sir Peter (Leicester South)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Holiday flat in Dorset, jointly owned.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Cassbar Ltd; trades as 'Entropy' as a bar and a restaurant in central Leicester.
  
  
SOUTHWORTH, Helen (Warrington South)
Nil.
  
  
SPELLAR, John (Warley)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Facilitator of Council and Executive meetings for the Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors (FPDC). (£5,001-£10,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
25 February-1 March 2007, to Washington DC, to meet Members of Congress and business interests, US officials and British diplomats including the UK Defence Attaché, to discuss UK/US defence trade, especially technology transfer issues, and UK/US defence policy. My travel and accommodation were paid for by the UK Defence Forum. (Registered 16 March 2007)
  
  
SPELMAN, Caroline (Meriden)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
The salary of my Research Assistant is met by Christian Action, Research and Education (CARE).
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Gift of three Fortnum and Mason hampers from Mr Mohammed Galadari of London. (Registered 14 January 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
16 December 2006-7 January 2007, to Australia and New Zealand with the Lords and Commons Cricket Team for inter-parliamentary matches. I was accompanied by my husband and three children and I paid my own and my family's travel and accommodation costs. Sponsorship was received from Diageo, Microsoft, Colliers, Vauxhall, Visa and the Australian Parliament Sports Club which was given to the following charities: the Trew Foundation (New Zealand), the Lord's Taverners (Australia) and Chance to Shine (UK), with the exception of a small proportion retained for incidental expenses. (Registered 6 February 2007)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Unremunerated director of Spelman, Cormack and Associates; family business specialising in food and biotechnology.
  
  
SPICER, Sir Michael (West Worcestershire)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Non-executive President of the Association of Electricity Producers. (£10,001-£15,000)
  
  
SPINK, Dr Bob (Castle Point)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
4-7 November 2007, to Nigeria as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria, to investigate matters relating to energy security, malaria and good governance. Flights were provided by Virgin Nigeria and other costs met out of the registered funds of the group. (Registered 22 November 2007)
  
  
SPRING, Richard (West Suffolk)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Chairman of the British Ukrainian Society. The Society's aim is to increase links between the UK and Ukraine at economic, political, social and cultural levels. (£35,001-£40,000) (This entry replaces the previous one relating to Asquith & Granovski Associates Limited.)
  
  
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. The cost of flights and hospitality was met by the British Syrian Society. (Registered 5 June 2007)
16-20 June 2007, to Israel with Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI), who paid for the flights, accommodation, travel and meals in Israel. (Registered 21 June 2007)
28 June-1 July 2007, to Yalta, Ukraine, to attend the national conference of the Yalta European Strategy. Travel and accommodation paid by Yalta European Strategy Ltd. (Registered 2 July 2007)
2-7 January 2008, to Jordan, for discussions with members and officials of the Jordanian Government, organised by the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC). Return flights to Amman paid for by CMEC and in-country travel and accommodation costs paid for by the Jordanian Government. (Registered 9 January 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Flat in London from which rental income is received.
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Members of my family benefit from a trust.
  
  
STANLEY, Rt. Hon. Sir John (Tonbridge and Malling)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Consultant on financial services to Fidelity Investment Management Ltd.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
16-20 May 2007, to the Republic of Korea for the annual meeting of the UK-Korea Forum for the Future. My air travel and hotel costs were met by the UK-Korea Forum. (Registered 22 May 2007)
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Royal Dutch Shell PLC; oil company.
  
  
STARKEY, Dr. Phyllis (Milton Keynes South West)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Former family home in Oxford, now let to tenants.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
26-28 January 2007, to Israel and Palestine, to engage in dialogue with Israeli and Palestinian parliamentarians and others on solutions to the current conflict. Return flight from London to Tel Aviv and accommodation and travel within Israel and Palestine funded by Forward Thinking, a registered charity. (Registered 30 January 2007)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member of Parliamentary Panel of Royal College of Nurses (unpaid).
  
  
STEEN, Anthony (Totnes)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Public affairs and parliamentary adviser to the Board of Airlines of Great Britain (involves occasional travel on a number of airlines in connection with airline work; occasional free air travel for immediate family). (Up to £5,000)
Barrister at Law.
  
  
8.Land and Property
Parts of my property near California Cross, South Devon, are let from time to time.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Unilever
Glaxo Smith Klein
Shell
Land Securities
  
  
STEWART, Ian (Eccles)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
6-16 September 2007, to China with the All-Party Parliamentary China Group, to discuss bilateral relations and human rights and the impact of China's economic growth on the UK. All internal travel and some food costs in China were met by the National People's Congress. The cost of the return flights from London to Beijing and accommodation costs were met from the funds provided by the registered sponsors of the All-Party Group. (Registered 23 October 2007)
  
  
STOATE, Dr. Howard (Dartford)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
General medical practitioner.
Occasional income from 'Westminster Experience' training health professionals. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
STRANG, Rt. Hon. Dr. Gavin (Edinburgh East)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Farmland and woodland in Perthshire, from which rental income is received.
  
  
STRAW, Rt. Hon. Jack (Blackburn)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
3 June 2007, space available upgrade from economy to first class for self and wife on Stockholm to London flight provided by British Airways. (Registered 6 September 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
22-25 April 2007, to Doha, Qatar, to attend 7th Doha Forum on Free Trade and Democracy. First class flights and accommodation for self and wife paid for by Qatari Embassy. (Registered 6 September 2007)
  
  
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
Payment by the Hindustan Times, New Delhi, of return London-Delhi air fare for my spouse to enable her to accompany me on my participation in the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, 16-20 November 2006. (Registered 30 January 2007)
  
  
STREETER, Gary (South West Devon)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
29 October-2 November 2007, to Jerusalem and the West Bank, funded by the Bible Society. (Registered 13 November 2007)
  
  
STRINGER, Graham (Manchester Blackley)
Nil.
  
  
STUART, Gisela (Birmingham, Edgbaston)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Editor of The House Magazine. (£20,001-£25,000)
Speaking at seminars for Cumberlege Connection. (Up to £5,000)
Articles for the Telegraph group. (Up to £5,000)
25 November 2007, speaking fee, flight and hotel accommodation at HVB Europa Forum Munich. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 29 November 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
7-11 February 2007, to India, to visit outsourced operations in Bangalore and the UK Consular Entry Clearance Section in Mumbai. All travel and accommodation costs met by Norwich Union. (Registered 20 February 2007)
  
  
STUART, Graham (Beverley and Holderness)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
CSL Publishing Ltd; publisher of consumer magazines and newspapers.
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donations to my constituency association received from the following members of the East Riding of Yorkshire Portcullis Club:
Mr M Oughtred (personal donation)
T Rix & Sons Ltd (company donation)
J Marr Ltd (company donation)
Mr A C Procter (personal donation)
(Registered 17 January 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
13-16 February 2007, to Washington DC, to attend the GLOBE Legislators Forum. Business class return travel and two nights' accommodation and all meals were provided by GLOBE International. (Registered 25 March 2007)
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)CSL Publishing Ltd.
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Partner in Go Enterprises, which receives licensing income for use of magazine and newspaper titles owned by the partnership.
  
  
STUNELL, Andrew (Hazel Grove)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
30 September-5 October 2007, to Taiwan with a group of parliamentarians from the All-Party British-Taiwanese Group and All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group, as guest of the Taiwanese Government. (Registered 10 October 2007)
  
  
SUTCLIFFE, Gerry (Bradford South)
Nil.
  
  
SWAYNE, Desmond (New Forest West)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Lewis Charles Sofia Property Fund Limited; company acquires, develops and sells property in Bulgaria.
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Major, Territorial Army.
  
  
8.Land and Property
Residential leasehold flat in West London, for which rent is received.
  
  
SWINSON, Jo (East Dunbartonshire)
Nil.
  
  
SWIRE, Hugo (East Devon)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Photo-Me International Plc (non-executive).
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
19 May 2007, hospitality and two tickets for the FA Cup Final at Wembley as a guest of the FA. (Registered 5 June 2007)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
10-22 September 2007, to Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Syria with the Conservative Middle East Council, to make visits, receive briefings on the region and meet Government ministers, parliamentarians and others. Flight from London to Tel Aviv and flight from Damascus to London and accommodation and travel within Israel and Palestine funded by the Conservative Middle East Council; travel and accommodation costs within Jordan and Syria paid for by the Governments of Jordan and Syria respectively. (Registered 24 October 2007)
  
  
SYMS, Robert (Poole)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Marden Holdings Ltd - family business with interests in property.
C Syms and Sons Ltd - family building business.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Marden Holdings Ltd - family business with interests in property.
(b)C Syms and sons Ltd - family building business.
  
  





 
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