Register of Members' Interests Contents


BACON - BETTS

BACON, Richard (South Norfolk)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Initial part of advance on contract with Aurum Press to write a book connected with public expenditure and the management of central government and its agencies. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 23 May 2008)
  
  
BAILEY, Adrian (West Bromwich West)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
5 April 2008, two tickets and hospitality as guest of the Football Association for the FA Cup semi-final between West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth. (Registered 10 April 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
A cottage in Cornwall from which rental income is received.
  
  
BAIRD, Vera (Redcar)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
20-22 May 2008, to Australia, to address a conference on domestic violence in Canberra. Return flights to Australia and accommodation in Canberra paid for by the ACT Government. (Registered 18 June 2008)
  
  
BAKER, Norman (Lewes)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from the Centre for Management and Policy Studies for lectures given to civil servants.
Ongoing income from royalties for publication of book entitled 'The Strange Death of David Kelly'.
14 January-8 February 2008, researcher provided for my House of Commons office by Forum for the Future, an organisation that organises placements for students studying sustainable development. (Registered 28 February 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
6-11 September 2008, to Dharamsala, India, to visit the Tibetan Government-in-exile in my capacity as the Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet and as President of the Tibet Society. The costs of my travel were met by the Tibet Society and my accommodation by the Tibetan Government-in-exile. (Registered 2 October 2008)
  
  
BALDRY, Tony (Banbury)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
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.
West African Investments Ltd; investing in infrastructure and natural resource projects in Sierra Leone and elsewhere in West Africa.
Halcyon Oil Limited; a Hong Kong registered company focusing on oil exploration and discovery projects in Central Asia.
Partner Capital Ltd (non-executive); an FSA regulated equity fund.
  
  
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.
Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Curve Capital Ventures Ltd; a sector neutral investment company that predominantly invests in India, China and Africa and advises companies on strategic growth and global expansion.
  
  
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.
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Two pedigree Gloucester Old Spot sows as a gift from the North Oxfordshire Conservative Association to mark my having been in Parliament for 25 years. (Registered 7 April 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
A cottage in Oxfordshire.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Red Eagle Resources PLC
Symphony Global Ltd
Quartet Global Limited
Carbon Registry Services Ltd.
West African Investments Ltd.
Halcyon Oil Limited
(b)3DM PLC
Black Rock Oil and Gas plc
SPDG plc
Petroquest Ltd (owns shares in Westminster Oil Limited)
Mastermailer plc; supplier of secure stationery
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Shareholding of below registrable value in Carbon Registry Services Ltd.
I am assisting Mario di Nello, a US citizen, in achieving listing on the Alternative Investment Market of Chinacomm (HK), a Hong-Kong based telecommunications company. I will receive remuneration in the form of share options when AIM listing has been achieved. (Registered 8 February 2008)
  
  
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.
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
20 February 2008, I was given two complimentary tickets to the Brit Awards by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). (Registered 29 February 2008)
  
  
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
On an unregistrable flight from Glasgow to Nova Scotia in July 2007 I received an upgrade from Zoom Airlines. (Registered 14 May 2008)
  
  
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
Operating adviser to Pegasus Capital Advisors, LP.
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A volunteer is seconded to my office by Woodlands Estates Limited to assist with my shadow ministerial responsibilities for Climate Change. (Registered 20 November 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Freehold commercial business park property in East Anglia, from which I receive rental income.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Flare View Ltd.
(b)Quester VCT 5 PLC
Close Technology and General VCT 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)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Support and sponsorship for a local climate change event at Ralli Hall in Hove on 14 October 2006 given by Legal & General Group plc. (Registered 18 February 2008)
My official Christmas cards in 2006 were sponsored by GMB union. (Registered 18 February 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Freehold house in Witterings from which rental income has been received from January 2007.
Maisonette in London from which rental income is received.
  
  
BARON, John (Billericay)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Stewardship of private investment portfolios.
  
  
8.Land and Property
Three investment residential properties in London.
Second home in the constituency which doubles as the office.
  
  
BARRETT, John (Edinburgh West)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
28 July-3 August 2007, to Taiwan, to meet Ministers, members of the People's Democratic Party (fellow members of Liberal International), the British Trade and Cultural Office, parliamentarians and others. Travel and hotel costs paid for by the Taipei Office in the UK. (Registered 18 February 2008)
  
  
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)
Board membership and speaking engagements for Centre for Parliamentary Studies. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
9-11 May 2008, to Bulgaria, to attend and participate in the Cancer Patient Summit, as guest of the European Cancer Patient Coalition, including a Round Table meeting in the Bulgarian Parliament. My travel and accommodation expenses were paid for by the Charity. (Registered 12 May 2008)
  
  
BATTLE, John (Leeds West)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
12-19 September 2008, to Egypt, accompanied by my wife, for meetings with Ministers and Parliamentarians, at the invitation and expense of the People's Assembly. (Registered 22 September 2008)
  
  
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 her to work in support of the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group, which I chair.
  
  
8.Land and Property
A residential property in London from which income is received.
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB) (unpaid).
  
  
BECKETT, Rt. Hon. Margaret (Derby South)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
11-12 October 2007, to Zurich, Switzerland, for speaking engagement at the Churchill Symposium. Travel and one night's hotel accommodation for me and a member of my staff provided by the organisers. (Registered 12 June 2008)
1-2 December 2007, to Madrid, for speaking engagement at a meeting of Le Cercle. Travel and one night's hotel accommodation for me and a member of my staff provided by the organisers. (Registered 12 June 2008)
25-26 April 2008, to Berlin, for speaking engagement on Energy Policy and Climate Change. Travel and two night's hotel accommodation for me and a member of my staff provided by the organisers. (Registered 12 June 2008)
14-16 May 2008, to Oslo, for speaking engagement at Conference on Peace Through Trade, Oslo Chamber of Commerce. Travel and two nights' hotel accommodation for me and a member of my staff provided by the organisers. (Registered 12 June 2008)
  
  
BEGG, Anne (Aberdeen South)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
26-28 August 2008, to Stavanger, Norway, to visit Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference and exhibition on joint visit by the British Offshore Oil and Gas Industry All-Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster and the Oil and Gas Cross Party Group at Holyrood. Overseas flights, hotel accommodation, local transport and hospitality sponsored by Oil & Gas UK, Shell, Chevron, Statoil Hydro, Wood Group, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, the Norwegian Embassy and OLF. (Registered 2 September 2008)
  
  
BEITH, Rt. Hon. Sir 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)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
24-27 September 2008, to Oslo and Stavanger, Norway, with members of the All-Party British-Norwegian Group, as a guest of the Norwegian Government who met the costs of the visit. (Registered 8 October 2008)
  
  
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).
  
  
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.
Arc Fund Management Holdings PLC (non-executive); AIM-listed fund management and venture capital company.
Environmental Recycling Technologies PLC (non-executive); AIM-listed company specialising in research and development into waste and recycling technologies.
  
  
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.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Glencara Estate Co. Ltd.
Lansdowne Advisory Ltd.
Longborough Capital PLC.
  
  
BENN, Hilary (Leeds Central)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Part-owner of house in London.
  
  
BENTON, Joe (Bootle)
Nil.
  
  
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 speeches to the National School of Government. (Up to £5,000)
Adviser to the Board of Priory Holdings Company No 1 Limited. (£35,001-£40,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
14-19 September 2008, to New York and Washington, USA, to meet with representatives of the US financial sector and from the Presidential campaigns. My flights, accommodation and meals were provided by Deutsche Bank. (Registered 24 September 2008)
  
  
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)
Nil.
  
  
BETTS, Clive (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
  
  
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.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
7-12 February 2008, to Ghana, to play a football match against the Ghanaian Parliament at their invitation to celebrate their 50th anniversary of independence, to visit an SOS Villages project and a refugee camp at the invitation of PLAY Ghana, and to attend the African Nations Cup Final, with accommodation, food and local transport provided by the Parliament of Ghana and a contribution towards the air fare provide by our club sponsors National Grid,who also helped provide a charitable donation to SOS Villages. (Registered 9 June 2008)
15-17 May 2008, to Guernsey at the invitation of the States of Guernsey, to play a football match with accommodation and hospitality provided by the States of Guernsey and a contribution to the air fare provided by our club sponsors National Grid. (Registered 9 June 2008)
  
  





 
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