Register of Members' Interests Contents


CLEGG, Nicholas (Sheffield, Hallam)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
The Liberal Democrat leader's office receives monthly contributions toward the cost of staffing from:
Mr Neil Sherlock, Godalming (personal donation)
Mr Ian Wright, Rutland (personal donation)
Mr Michael Young, London (personal donation)
From June 2007 the Sheffield Hallam Liberal Democrat party has received donations towards the salary of a member of staff in Sheffield from:
Mr Paul Clegg, Littleton (personal donation)
Mr Hugh Facey, a constituent (personal donation)
Mr Duncan Greenland, London (personal donation)
Mr Tony Wilkinson, Mapleback (personal donation)
Mr Michael Young, London (personal donation)
The following donors have contributed to my campaign for the leadership of the Liberal Democrat Party:
Mr Michael Young , London (personal donation)
Mr Duncan Greenland, London(personal donation)
Mr Neil Sherlock, Godalming (personal donation)
Mr Ian Wright, Rutland (personal donation)
Mr Charles Brand, London (personal donation)
Mr Paul Marshall, London (personal donation)
Lord Alliance (personal donation)
Lord Jacobs (personal donation)
Mr R B and Mrs J A Clark, Rhino Rugby Ltd London
Sharkey Associates Ltd, London
Mr P M Crystal, London (personal donation)
Mr Raj Loomba, Rinku Group plc, London
(Registered 26 November 2007)
J D Byam Shaw, Oxford (personal donation)
(Registered 12 December 2007)
Richard Duncalf, Wilmslow (personal donation)
(Registered 20 December 2007)
Mr Robert J Chicken, London (personal donation)
Marcus Evans Ltd, London (donation of telephone polling services)
(Registered 16 January 2008)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Mr Paul Marshall, of London, made a personal one-off charitable donation (the money going directly to Crime Stoppers and the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust) in sponsorship of my participation in the Westminster Arctic Challenge 2007. (Registered 12 March 2007)
In July 2007 and September 2007 Mr Neil Sherlock, of Godalming, paid for a professional photographer to accompany me on a campaign visit and while at party conference (personal donation). (Registered 29 November 2007)
CLELLAND, David (Tyne Bridge)
8.Land and Property
House in Gateshead, jointly owned with my wife.
Two flats in Gateshead, jointly owned with my brother.
CLIFTON-BROWN, Geoffrey (Cotswold)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Arable farming in the UK.
Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
6.Overseas visits
5-11November 2006, to Nigeria with a delegation organised under the auspices of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nigeria. The costs of the visit were met by Shell, Diageo and Chatham House. (Registered 3 April 2007)
3-11 November 2007, to Miami, Barbados, Jamaica and Haiti, to investigate international development issues and Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations in the Caribbean. Flights and in-country costs were paid by Andrew Mitchell MP from registered donations made to him in his capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. (Registered 28 November 2007)
8.Land and Property
Agricultural holdings in Norfolk and Gloucestershire.
Various let properties in London.
CLWYD, Mrs. Ann (Cynon Valley)
8.Land and Property
A flat in North Wales from which I receive rental income.
COAKER, Vernon (Gedling)
COFFEY, Ann (Stockport)
COHEN, Harry (Leyton and Wanstead)
6.Overseas visits
29 September-6 October 2007, to Dharamsala, India, to meet with the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, their Government and the Dalai Lama, paid for by the Tibet Society. (Registered 10 October 2007)
8.Land and Property
House in Colchester.
CONNARTY, Michael (Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments for four speaking engagements during session 2006-07 from Dundas & Wilson (solicitors). (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 October 2007)
6.Overseas visits
25-29 August 2007, to the USA, to visit nuclear power facilities with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy. The costs were met by the Westinghouse electric Company. (Registered 20 October 2007)
CONWAY, Derek (Old Bexley and Sidcup)
COOK, Frank (Stockton North)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary adviser, with particular emphasis on environmental issues, to DSM Demolition Ltd. and its associated companies. (£5,001-£10,000)
6.Overseas visits
2-8 January 2007, to Taiwan, accompanied by my wife, with the All-Party Parliamentary British-Taiwan Group, as a guest of the Government of Taiwan. (Registered 30 January 2007)
COOPER, Rosie (West Lancashire)
6.Overseas visits
17-24 March 2007, to Brazil, visiting Santarem, Brasilia and Sao Paolo, to explore how the UK Government can support Brazil with its action on climate change. All travel and accommodation costs were met by the World Wildlife Fund. (Registered 26 March 2007)
COOPER, Rt Hon Yvette (Pontefract and Castleford)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
I receive support from a former constituent, David Newton of Newton-Smith Associates, who is creating and will service a website for me free of charge.
CORBYN, Jeremy (Islington North)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Lectures for Civil Service College. (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
18-21 October 2007, to San Francisco, USA, to attend an International Conference Against War, organised by the Longshoreman's Union, which paid for my fare and hotel accommodation. (Registered 22 February 2008)
CORMACK, Sir Patrick (South Staffordshire)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant on Public Affairs to First Magazine. (£10,001-£15,000)
Programme adviser to the Catholic University of America. (The fee includes the cost of secretarial assistance and other expenses.)
Chairman and Life President of the House Magazine, in which capacity I chair Advisory Board meetings, host special functions, write articles and liaise with editorial team. (£25,001-£30,000)
Adviser to the publishers of the House Magazine.
Public affairs and parliamentary adviser to Machinery Users' Association, which advises its members on the rating of industrial plant and machinery. (£5,001-£10,000)
Heritage adviser to Linford-Bridgeman Ltd.; conservation and restoration company.
Occasional chairing and speaking at seminars arranged by Westminster Explained. (Up to £5,000)
6.Overseas visits
29 May-4 June 2007, my wife and I were guests of Saga on a cruise of the Norwegian Fjords. I delivered two lectures on the cruise, which was organised by a subsidiary of Saga Group. (Registered 25 June 2007)
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
I gave some classes and lectures at The Catholic University of America during the week beginning 29 October 2007. I received no fee but the university paid for my flight and accommodation. (Registered 9 November 2007)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I have entered into a sole trade business with Honey (GB) for collaborative software development. I have no shares in the company.
COUSINS, Jim (Newcastle­upon­Tyne Central)
COX, Geoffrey (Torridge and West Devon)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Practice at the Bar of England and Wales.
8.Land and Property
Cottage and farmland in West Devon, from which rental income is received.
CRABB, Stephen (Preseli Pembrokeshire)
6.Overseas visits
1-6 February 2007, to India, to look at human rights and development issues near Hyderabad and Nagpur, and to meet officials and politicians in New Delhi. The visit was organised by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), who contributed the cost of Economy Class flights, hotel accommodation and some meals. (Registered 28 February 2007)
27-30 October 2007, to Doha, Qatar, to attend the 6th annual Natural Gas Conference, including a tour of the QatarGas North Field development which will supply Liquified Natural Gas to the UK via the South Hook import terminal being constructed in my constituency. Business class flights and hotel accommodation for two nights paid by South Hook LNG Terminal Company Ltd. First class upgrade provided by Qatar Airways on return flight. (Registered 13 November 2007)
2-10 June 2007, to Rwanda and Burundi, on fact-finding visit as a member of a delegation from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region of Africa, paid for by Christian Aid, Oxfam Novib (Holland), International Alert and ActionAid. (Registered 14 November 2007)
CRAUSBY, David (Bolton North East)
CREAGH, Mary (Wakefield)
6.Overseas visits
12-15 February 2007, to Paris, to meet French parliamentarians. All costs apart from outward train travel (which were paid for out of parliamentary allowances) were met by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 28 February 2007)
CRUDDAS, Jon (Dagenham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for two columns for the Sunday Mirror (November, December 2007). (Up to £5,000) (Registered 11 December 2007)
Fee for column for the Sunday Mirror (January 2008). (Up to £5,000) (Registered 28 January 2008)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation to my campaign for election as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party received from:
(Registered 16 April 2007)
UNITE (TWGU section)
Two donations in kind from UNITE (Amicus Section): value of printing and postage and value of press officer secondment as contributions to deputy leadership campaign. (Registered 11 July 2007)
UNITE (Amicus Section)
(Registered 14 January 2008)
Mr D Blake, London (personal donation).
(Registered 28 January 2008)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Parliamentary membership of Walton Heath Golf Club. (As a Member of Parliament I receive a limited membership at a reduced rate.) (Registered 16 April 2007)
CRYER, Ann (Keighley)
6.Overseas visits
23-30 March 2007, to India, visiting Delhi, Chennai and Banglalore to look at TB prevention and treatment. The visit was organised by Results UK who paid all expenses. (Registered 26 June 2007)
3-8 September 2007, to Germany and Poland to visit freight facilities. Hotel and transport funded by the Rail Freight Group. (Registered 12 October 2007)
CUMMINGS, John (Easington)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Visits to the Stadium of Light as a guest of the Chairman of Sunderland AFC.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Parliamentary adviser to the National Association of Licensed House Managers. Honorary position, not remunerated in any form.
Parliamentary adviser to the National Association of Councillors. Honorary position, not remunerated in any form.
CUNNINGHAM, Jim (Coventry South)
CUNNINGHAM, Tony (Workington)
CURRY, Rt. Hon. David (Skipton and Ripon)
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman, Dairy UK (from 1 August 2005). (£35,001-£40,000)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Column for Local Government Chronicle. (Up to £5,000)
Column for Yorkshire Post. (Up to £5,000)
CURTIS-THOMAS, Claire (Crosby)
6.Overseas visits
3-8 December 2006, to Sierra Leone, to discuss with officials the building of a library and the child care provision, sponsored by the Waterloo Partnership. (Registered 21 March 2007)
12-16 February 2007, to Sierra Leone, to strengthen links between Waterloo, Liverpool, and Waterloo, Sierra Leone, sponsored by the Waterloo Partnership. (Registered 21 March 2007)
22-26 April 2007, to Doha, Qatar, to attend and speak at a conference on development organised by the Qatari Government. The costs of all flights and accommodation for my husband and me were met by the Qatari Government. (Registered 15 May 2007)
8.Land and Property
With my sister, I own a house in Crosby which is held in trust for family members (and on which rental income is received).

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