The Register of Members' Financial Interests Contents


USSHER - VIS

USSHER, Kitty (Burnley)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £300 received from the Evening Standard, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT, for an article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 17 July 2009)
  
  
VAIZEY, Edward (Wantage)
  
  
1.Remunerated directorships
Edexcel plc (non-executive); educational services. Address: 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EH. Edexcel bought a work experience charity, Trident Trust, of which I was a trustee. My role is to oversee the work of Trident within Edexcel. I attend four meetings a year.
Received annual payment of £2,500. Hours: 16hrs. (Registered 1 October 2009)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees from appearances on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5). (Up to £5,000)
Bi-monthly column for Public Affairs newsletter. (Actual £1200 per annum) (Up to £5,000)
Fleishmann Hillard made a donation to charity following a speech I gave at a dinner organised by them at the end of September 2008. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 1 November 2008)
The Ledbury Group made a donation to a local charity in my constituency following a speech I gave at a breakfast organised by them. (Registered 4 March 2009)
Fee of £800 for speaking at event hosted by Neil Stewart Associates, PO Box 39976, 2nd floor, 1 Benjamin St, London EC1M 5YT. Hours: 4 (Registered 21 July 2009)
Received £1,200 for writing 3 articles for Tatler, The Conde Nast Publications Ltd, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London, W1S 1JU. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 21 September 2009)
Received £200 for bi-monthly column on public affairs news. Address: Dod's Parliamentary Communications Ltd., 4 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7DL. (Registered 3 October 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 Mr Charles Barwell, West Midlands. (Registered 4 March 2009)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
7-12 September 2008, to Beijing, China, to attend the second UK-China Leadership of the Future Forum. The visit was arranged and paid for by the UK-China Forum with sponsorship from Barclays Capital, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party. (Registered 16 September 2008)
  
  
VARA, Shailesh (North West Cambridgeshire)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant providing general business advice to Futurecomm International Ltd, trading as Nation1; a digital communications company.
  
  
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Donation to my constituency party from Mr Dolar Popat (personal donation). (Registered 9 March 2009)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
6-12 September 2008, to Beijing, China, to attend the second UK-China Leadership of the Future Forum. The visit was arranged and paid for by the UK China Forum with sponsorship from Barclays Capital, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party. (Registered 13 October 2008)
Name of donor: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Address of donor: South Block, Secretariat Building, Raisina, Hill, New Delhi, India.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Approx. £7,500, which includes travel to and from India, travel within the country, accommodation, and some meals.
Destination of visit: Delhi and Cochin.
Date of visit: 25 July - 2 August 2009
Purpose of visit: Part of a parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Government of India, to gain a better understanding of matters concerning the country.
(Registered 7 August 2009)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Two flats, in London and Northampton, from which rental income is received.
  
  
11.Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor.
  
  
VAZ, Keith (Leicester East)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Barrister.
  
  
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.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
18-26 October 2008, to Goa, India, as part of a visit by the Leicester-India Football initiative. Local hospitality and travel was provided by the Goa FA. (I paid for my own flights and accommodation.) (Registered 30 October 2008)
Name of donor: Government of Yemen
Address of donor: Sana'a, Yemen
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,000 for local hospitality for two nights in Sana'a including food, accommodation and transport. (I paid for my own flights.)
Destination of visit: Sana'a , Yemen
Date of visit: 25-27 July 2009
Purpose of visit: As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary British-Yemini Group to engage in bi-lateral discussions with the Yemini Government and MPs and others
(Registered 10 August 2009)
  
  
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
On 28 December 2008 and 10 January 2009 my wife and children and I were upgraded on flights from London to Mumbai from standard class to business class and first class by Jet Airways. (Registered 14 January 2009)
On 1 April and 14 April 2009 my wife, children and I were upgraded on return flights from London to Mumbai from economy class to business class by Jet Airways. (Registered 23 April 2009)
  
  
8.Land and Property
I own a property at 144 Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is used as my constituency office.
  
  
VIGGERS, Sir Peter (Gosport)
  
  
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Residual Lloyd's underwriting involvement through Equitas.
Chairman of the Trustees of Lloyd's Pension Scheme. Address: Lloyd's, One Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA. Work involves preparing for and attending meetings.
Received payment of £4,750. Hours: 27hrs. (Registered 29 September 2009)
Occasional fees for speaking to MBA students from the University of Arizona. (Up to £5,000)
£75 fee from BPRI for completing opinion surveys. Hours: 30 minutes. (Registered 6 July 2009)
£50 fee from ComRes for completing opinion surveys. Hours: 30 minutes. (Registered 6 July 2009)
£75 fee from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 30mins. (Registered 15 September 2009)
£75 fee from BPRI, 24-28 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2PX, for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 30mins. (Registered 15 September 2009)
Payment of £1,000 from International Business Seminars for a speech on 28 October 2009. Hours: 2 hours. (Registered 3 November 2009)
  
  
VILLIERS, Theresa (Chipping Barnet)
  
  
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
One-off pro-bono legal advice from Clifford Chance received on 3 April 2009. (Registered 21 May 2009)
  
  
6.Overseas visits
Name of donor: Municipality of Morphou
Address of donor: 16, Zynonos Sozou Street, 1075 Nicosia, Cyprus.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £700
Destination of visit: Nicosia, Cyprus.
Date of visit: 9 - 11 October 2009
Purpose of visit: to attend a rally and take part in a march to support the displaced residents of Morphou who were forced from their homes by the 1974 invasion of Cyprus. Morphou is twinned with the London Borough of Barnet.
(Registered 28 October 2009)
  
  
8.Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.
  
  
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.
  
  
6.Overseas visits
10-13 October 2008, to Cyprus, to attend the annual rally at the Green Line near Morphou, paid for by the Morphou Municipality (in Exile). (Registered 28 October 2008)
  
  





 
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