Register of Members' Interests Contents


GALE - GWYNNE

GALE, Roger (North Thanet)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
15-19 January 2009, to Zimbabwe, to promote the welfare of working animals. Air fare and accommodation provided by SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad). (Registered 27 January 2009)
  
  
8.Land and Property
A holiday barn conversion in France.
  
  
GALLOWAY, George (Bethnal Green and Bow)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for hosting a radio show every Friday and Saturday night on Talk Sport Radio. (£100,001-£105,000)
Weekly column in Scottish Daily Record (from 25 June 2007) (£25,001-£30,000)
Fee for presenting Real Deal television programme on Press TV. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 16 June 2008)
Fee for speaking engagement for Chartered Institute of Housing, November 2007. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 16 June 2008)
Fee from Guardian newspaper, September 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)
Fee for three appearances on 'Right Stuff', January 2009. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)
Fee from the Association of Tobacco Benevolent Fund for attending a fund raising event at Lords Cricket Ground on 11 June 2008. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)
Fee for presenting Real Deal on Press TV, July 2008. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)
Fee for presenting Real Deal on Press TV, September 2008. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)
Fee for presenting 'Comment' on Press TV, September 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 January 2009)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
23-29 July 2007, to New Zealand as a guest of 'Voices of Peace', who paid for transport and four nights in Auckland. (Registered 16 June 2008)
26-30 August 2007, to Bridgetown, Barbados, to attend a conference on slavery organised by the Prime Minister of Barbados through the organisation 'Global Peace', who paid for transport and three nights' hotel accommodation in Bridgetown. (Registered 16 June 2008)
14-16 November 2007, to Istanbul, to attend a conference on Palestine, organised by the Arab National Conference, who paid for transport and two nights' hotel accommodation in Istanbul. (Registered 16 June 2008)
16-22 March 2008, to Bahrain, to attend a fundraising event under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Bahrain organised by the Bahrain-Palestine Support Society, who paid for transport and two nights' hotel accommodation in Manama, as well as an onward flight to Abu Dhabi and Dubai (for a trip where I met the all the costs myself.) (Registered 16 June 2008)
12-15 May 2008, to Jordan, to attend a meeting organised by the Union of Professional Associations of Jordan, who paid for transport and two nights' hotel accommodation in Amman. (Registered 16 June 2008)
29 June-2 July 2008, to Iran, to attend a reception as a guest of Press TV, who paid for transport and four nights' accommodation. (Registered 12 January 2009)
23-25 November 2008, to Syria, to attend a conference as a guest of The Professional Association Complex, who paid for transport and two nights' accommodation. (Registered 12 January 2009)
14 February-11 March 2009, I took part in a material aid convoy from London to Gaza, organised and funded by Viva Palestina. (Registered 24 March 2009)
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Miranda Media Ltd, which receives my income as a journalist, author and public speaker.
  
  
GAPES, Mike (Ilford South)
Nil.
  
  
GARDINER, Barry (Brent North)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary adviser to Reynolds Partners Ltd; investment bank. (£15,001-£20,000)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Sponsorship of my Constituency Reports by the Asian Marketing Group.
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
22-24 July 2008, two days' board and accommodation at the Grove Hotel, Watford, for attendance at the Climate Works conference, sponsored by McKinsey. (Registered 21 August 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
16-23 February 2008, to Brazil, for meetings on forestry related subjects with Brazilian legislators, regional governors and governments ministers and speech to the GLOBE G8+5 Brasilia Legislators Forum with President Lula. Flight and accommodation paid for by the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE). (Registered 11 June 2008)
14-19 September 2008, to the USA, on a parliamentary study visit, paid for by Deutsche Bank. (Registered 8 October 2008)
9-13 January 2009, to Gujarat, India, with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on India Trade and Investment, to attend the Investment Summit in Gujarat and to visit British business interests in the state. The trip was fully paid for by the Confederation of Indian Industry. (Registered 10 February 2009)
  
  
GARNIER, Edward (Harborough)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Private practice at the Bar.
Consultant on legal and public policy issues to Greenwoods Solicitors. (£15,001-£20,000)
  
  
GAUKE, David (Hertfordshire South West)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Ivobank (formerly Zhubank Limited) (non-executive); financial services.
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Technical advice, analysis and drafting assistance in relation to scrutiny of the Finance Bill 2008 provided by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to the Conservative Shadow Treasury Team. (Registered 24 April 2008)
  
  
GEORGE, Andrew (St. Ives)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Income from books published by Patten Press, Cornwall. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
30 March-5 April 2008, to Sri Lanka, as part of a delegation to meet government, opposition and civil leaders and visit different parts of the Island. Air fares, hospitality and accommodation costs met by the Government of Sri Lanka. (Registered 6 May 2008)
14-20 February 2009, to Malawi, with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB, for visits to HIV/TB programmes and meetings with local health workers. The cost of travel, accommodation and meals were covered by Results UK, a UK based development charity. (Registered 10 March 2009)
  
  
GEORGE, Rt. Hon. Bruce (Walsall South)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
30 November-4 December 2008, to Azerbaijan, to attend a conference organised by the Council of Europe and the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture on Inter-Cultural Dialogue. My flight and hotel costs were met by the Azerbaijani Minister of Culture. (Registered 16 December 2008)
  
  
GERRARD, Neil (Walthamstow)
Nil.
  
  
GIBB, Nick (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
  
  
8.Land and Property
House in West Sussex, from which rental income is received.
  
  
GIBSON, Dr. Ian (Norwich North)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Regular articles on science policy in the British Association for Advancement of Science Journal. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
GIDLEY, Sandra (Romsey)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly column for Chemist and Druggist magazine. (Up to £5,000)
Consultancy fee from Ellare Ltd for advice on project for a telecommunications client. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 28 October 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
28 July-3 August 2007, to Taiwan, to meet Ministers, British Trade and Cultural office, parliamentarians and others. Travel and hotel costs paid for by Taipei Office in the UK. (Registered 9 May 2008)
2-6 September 2007, to Beijing, to deliver speech at FIP conference. Travel and accommodation costs paid by FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation). (Registered 9 May 2008)
24-28 May 2008, to Israel and the Palestinian Authority with Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel (LDFI). Air travel, some ground travel within Israel and West Bank, and some hospitality paid for by LDFI. Accommodation paid for by our hosts the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 5 June 2008)
4-10 January 2009, to Taiwan, with the All-Party British Taiwanese Group to meet Ministers, British Trade and Cultural Office and others, as guest of the Taiwanese Government. (Registered 28 January 2009)
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Pharmacist - no earned income from community pharmacy.
  
  
GILDERNEW, Michelle (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Minister in Northern Ireland Assembly.
  
  
GILLAN, Cheryl (Chesham and Amersham)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
15 November 2008, my husband and I attended the England vs. Australia rugby match at Twickenham as guests of National Grid. (Registered 27 November 2008)
  
  
GILROY, Linda (Plymouth Sutton)
Nil.
  
  
GODSIFF, Roger (Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
25-31 May 2008, to Syria, as a member of a delegation to meet government ministers, parliamentarians and business leaders. The costs of flights and hospitality was met by the British Syrian Society and the Syrian Government. (Registered 27 June 2008)
  
  
GOGGINS, Paul (Wythenshawe and Sale East)
Nil.
  
  
GOLDSWORTHY, Julia (Falmouth and Camborne)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
24 July-8 August 2008, to Cameroon on Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) trip. VSO paid the cost of my flights and subsistence. (Registered 1 September 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Flat in London from which I receive rental income.
  
  
GOODMAN, Helen (Bishop Auckland)
Nil.
  
  
GOODMAN, Paul (Wycombe)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Associate Editor of The House Magazine. (Up to £5,000)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Hospitality from the Chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club to watch their home matches in the Directors' Box. (Registered 25 March 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
25-31 May 2008, to Syria, as a member of a delegation to meet government ministers, parliamentarians and business leaders. The cost of flights and hospitality was met by the British Syrian Society and the Syrian Government. (Registered 10 June 2008)
26 November-2 December 2008, to New Delhi, India, on fact-finding trip, sponsored by the Indian Government. (Registered 18 December 2008)
  
  
GOODWILL, Robert (Scarborough and Whitby)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Managing Director and controlling interest in Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd; the company operates a green/woodland cemetery on land which was previously part of Southwood Farm, Terrington, in NorthYorkshire.
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Farmer (see Category 8).
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I was the guest of Mr Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix on 6 July 2008. (Registered 23 July 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Southwood Farm, Terrington, York, which is farmed "in hand".
Three industrial units at Southwood Farm, Terrington, York.
Three residential properties in Loftus, Cleveland, from which rental income is received.
One residential property in Stockton-on-Tees, from which rental income is received.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)&(b) Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd
(b) Barclays Bank Plc; banking
Rolls Royce Plc; engineering
OAO Gazprom; oil and gas sector primarily in the Russian Federation and former Soviet Republics
  
  
GOVE, Michael (Surrey Heath)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Contract with Times Newspapers Limited to supply a set number of articles. (£60,001-£65,000)
Contract from Harper Collins to write historical biography.
Fees from BBC. (£10,001-£15,000)
Associate Editor, The House Magazine. (Up to £5,000)
Income from publication of 'Celsius 7/7', published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Columnist, "Building Magazine". (Up to £5,000)
Contributor to "Scotland on Sunday". (£5,001-£10,000)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Contributions to Surrey Heath Conservative Association are received from:
Strangers Gallery Lunch Club
Magna Carta Club
Donations to my constituency association have been solicited or encouraged by me from:
Norma Stephenson, Camberley (personal donation)
Gavin Price, Dolphin Head Group, Camberley (company donation)
Moonpal Grewal, MSG Sandhurst Ltd, Banbury (company donation)
Michael Church (personal donation)
Kim Gottlieb, London and Bath Estates, London (company donation)
Gavin Price (personal donation)
Caroline Knowles (personal donation)
Barry Price (company donation in kind)
Bob Potter (personal donation)
Henry Lumley (personal donation)
Ashok Shrestha, Camberley (personal donation)
Frank Fogarty, Cove Construction (company donation)
Jeff Knight, Knight Security (company donation)
Ian Wooldridge, Wooldridge Group (company donation)
Nigel Long, Longacre Nurseries (company donation)
Conrad Sturt, Windlesham (personal donation)
Chris Cowdray, London (personal donation)
Charnjit Grewal, Colourflow Production Limited (company donation)
Malcolm Harding, Harding Auto Services (company donation)
(Registered 24 February 2009)
I have received direct help in research development from the Boston Consulting Group. (Registered 14 April 2008)
Donations received through Conservative Campaign Headquarters used to support my office in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families from:
George E S Robinson, London (personal donation)
Edmund Lazarus, London (personal donation)
Mark Florman, London (personal donation)
Romie and Esther Tager, London (personal donation)
Alan Jacobs, London (personal donation)
Adrian Beecroft, London (personal donation)
Alan Bekhor (personal donation)
Harris Ventures Limited (company donation)
Howard Leigh (personal donation)
Lewis Trust Group Ltd (company donation)
Chris Mason (personal donation)
Manro Haydan Trading Limited (company donation)
Manrows Limited (company donation)
Chris Smith (personal donation)
(Registered 15 May 2008)
Stanley Fink, London (personal donation)
Charles Pugh, Somerset (personal donation)
(Registered 8 July 2008)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Gift of clothing from New & Lingwood, menswear company. (Registered 9 October 2008)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
22-24 January 2009, to Paris, to attend Franco-British Colloque. Accommodation and hospitality paid for by the Colloque. (I paid for my own travel.) (Registered 9 February 2009)
  
  
GRAY, James (North Wiltshire)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Business consultant to Hakluyt and Co Ltd, London; a consultancy offering intelligence and strategic advice.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
12-19 September 2008, to Egypt, accompanied by my partner, for meetings with Ministers and Parliamentarians, at the invitation and expense of the People's Assembly. (Registered 22 September 2008)
  
  
GRAYLING, Chris (Epsom and Ewell)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Employee on secondment to my office from Adrian White of Dorking in Surrey to assist with my responsibilities as Shadow Home Secretary.
Reception sponsored by Toyota for my constituency in June 2008. (Registered 29 June 2008)
Temporary secondment of two part-time members of staff by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to my office to assist in policy development and analysis for the Shadow Work and Pensions team. (Registered 2 September 2008)
Financial support provided for the running of my office by Flowidea Ltd. (Registered 2 September 2008)
Temporary secondment of an analyst by KPMG to my office to assist in policy work for my Shadow Home Affairs brief. (Registered 24 March 2009)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Two courtesy passes for Epsom Racecourse provided by United Racecourses.
My wife and I received tickets for the Conservative Party's 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by Kara Gnodde, of Hampshire. (Registered 3 March 2009)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Two terraced houses in London, from which rental income is received.
  
  
GREEN, Damian (Ashford)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
South East Water (non-executive).
  
  
6.Overseas visits
14-17 September 2008, to Armenia, as Vice-Chairman of the John Smith Memorial Trust. Travel and accommodation provided by the John Smith Memorial Trust. (Registered 24 September 2008)
  
  
GREENING, Justine (Putney)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Technical advice, analysis and drafting assistance in relation to scrutiny of the Finance Bill 2008 provided by PriceWaterhouseCoopers to the Conservative Shadow Treasury Team. (Registered 24 April 2008)
  
  
GREENWAY, John (Ryedale)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman of Skills Active Services Ltd, which manages the Register of Exercise Professionals.
Combined Insurance Company of America Ltd.
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
President of the Institute of Insurance Brokers. (£10,001-£15,000)
Parliamentary Adviser to the incentives industry supported by:
The Institute of Sales Promotion. (Up to £5,000)
The British Promotional Merchandising Association. (Up to £5,000)
The Incentive Travel and Meetings Association. (Up to £5,000)
Business consultant to Stewart Title Insurance Co. (UK) Ltd.
Consultant to the Tote, providing advice on public policy in relation to horseracing. (£5,001-£10,000)
Chairman of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust.
Adviser to the Alderney Gambling Control Commission with regard to regulatory issues affecting responsible e-gaming in the UK (ceased 30 April 2008).
  
  
GRIEVE, Dominic (Beaconsfield)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister.
Ex-member of Lloyds' reinsured into Equitas and a member of NACDE, a Names Action Group.
Fees from BBC for appearances on 'Question Time' and 'Any Questions'. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 18 July 2008)
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Contribution made between November 2006 and November 2007 through Conservative Campaign Headquarters towards the office costs of the Shadow Home Secretary from:
Midlands Industrial Council. (Registered 16 July 2008)
Harris Ventures Limited (Registered 16 July 2008)
Ad hoc advice on communications from The Kingstree Group. (Registered 5 January 2009)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
My wife and I received tickets for the Conservative Party's 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by Rainham Steel Co Ltd. (Registered 3 March 2009)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
26-29 November 2008, to India, on fact-finding visit to discuss security matters, at the invitation of the Indian Government. I was accompanied by a member of my staff, and our air tickets, accommodation and hospitality were provided by the Indian Government. (Registered 16 December 2008)
  
  
8.Land and Property
House in London, generating rental income.
I am part-owner of a house for personal occupation and of some building land in France.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Rio Tinto
Shell
Diageo
GlaxoSmithKline
Taylor Wimpey
Cadbury's
Reckitt Benckiser
Reed Elsevier
Royal Bank of Scotland
Schroders
Anglo American Platinum Corp
Astrazeneca Ord.
Standard Chartered
LVMH
BHP Billiton
Anglo American
Experian
  
  
GRIFFITH, Nia (Llanelli)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Small holding in Camarthenshire.
  
  
GRIFFITHS, Nigel (Edinburgh South)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
The Jabbar Group and Public Interest Foundation (non-executive); an infrastructure company and associated charitable foundation.
  
  
8.Land and Property
My constituency high street office in South Edinburgh.
  
  
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I am the founder of the Unsung Heroes' Award Scheme, which acknowledges worthy contributions to the community from unsung heroes nominated by constituents. The awards scheme, including prizes and promotion, is sponsored by Mrs I Hunter, a constituent, and Mr William Sullivan, a local businessman.
  
  
GROGAN, John (Selby)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
I write a column for The Morning Advertiser every five weeks (£250 per article). (Up to £5,000)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
2-4 September 2007, to Israel and Palestine with Labour Friends of Israel. Travel and accommodation paid for by Labour Friends of Israel. (Registered 22 April 2008)
13-16 April 2008, to Qatar to attend the 8th Doha forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade. Travel and accommodation paid for by the Government of Qatar. (Registered 22 April 2008)
  
  
GUMMER, Rt. Hon. John Selwyn (Suffolk Coastal)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman, Sancroft International Ltd.; consultants providing advice and monitoring in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues.
Chairman, Veolia (formerly Vivendi UK); water companies.
Chairman (non-executive), Valpak Ltd.; not-for-profit organisation for compliance with packaging waste directive.
Chairman of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers; a representative trade organisation.
Sovereign Reversions Limited (non-executive); home reversions.
Catholic Herald (non-executive); newspaper.
Sistema-Hals (non-executive director, corporate governance); Moscow-based real estate development, management and investment company.
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Articles in: Catholic Herald, Country Life, Estates Gazette, Planning, Evening Standard. I also chair conferences. The subjects in both cases are usually property, sustainable development and religious issues. The commitments arise largely from my previous profession of journalism and all payments go to Sancroft which provides research staff, information services, and all other facilities. Currently Sancroft would expect about £100,000 in payments, in respect of which I would receive some £30,000 in fees and dividends.
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
My wife and I received tickets for the Conservative Party's 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by Mr Christopher Moran, of London. (Registered 20 March 2009)
  
  
8.Land and Property
A residential and commercial property in London, owned by family.
  
  
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Sancroft International Ltd.
  
  
GWYNNE, Andrew (Denton and Reddish)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (until 1 May 2008)+.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
5-8 April 2008, to Norway's high north and Svalbard/Spitzbergen at the invitation of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, to monitor effects of global warming in the Arctic region. All transport, accommodation and hospitality paid for by the Government of Norway. (Registered 21 April 2008)
7-12 September 2008, to Israel and Palestine with Labour Friends of Israel (LFI). Travel and hospitality within Israel and Palestine paid for by LFI. Accommodation paid for at a rate discounted through the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some hospitality provided by the Palestinian Legislative Council, Palestinian Authority and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 16 September 2008)
  
  


 
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