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)
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)
Wiggin LLP made a donation to the Wantage 999 Emergency Services Ball on my behalf in return for my speaking at their dinner, October 2007. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 31 October 2007)
Fee and travelling expenses for speaking at a conference in Dublin organised by GE Money, October 2007. (Actual £1,000) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 31 October 2007)
Fees for irregular column in PR Week (July-December 2007). (Actual £600) (Up to £5,000) (Registered 31 October 2007)
Fee for speech to PR Week Forum. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 6 November 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.
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)
23-30 October 2007, to India, as part of a parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Government of India, to gain a better understanding of matters concerning the country. The Indian Government met the cost of travel to and from India, travel within the country as well as accommodation and some meals. (Registered 4 December 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.
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
On 20 and 23 October 2007, in connection with a family holiday, my wife and children and I were upgraded on flights from Standard class to Business class by Jet Airways from London Heathrow to International Airport Mumbai. On our return flight my wife and I were upgraded from Standard to First Class by Jet Airways. (Registered 30 November 2007)
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)
Donation to the Conservative Party received in January 2008 from Alena Ltd, where the donor has expressed a wish for the funds to be used to support my work in Parliament both on the front bench and in relation to my wider duties as an MP. (Registered 31 January 2008)
6.Overseas visits
12-14 October 2007, to Cyprus, to attend the Morphou Rally. Return flight to Cyprus, accommodation and hospitality provided by the Municipality of Morphou. (Registered 26 November 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.

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