House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 20th June 2011

WHARTON, James (Stockton South)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payment of £75 received 18 March 2011 from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion research, February 2011. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to my constituency association. (Registered 29 March 2011)

Payment of £75 received from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion research. Hours: 30 mins. Payment donated to my constituency association. (Registered 7 June 2011)

4. Sponsorships

(a) Donations to the constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:

Name of donor: Sir John Hall

Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 1 March 2011)

Name of donor: Sir John Hall

Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 April 2011)

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Name of donor: Grand Central Railway Company Ltd

Address of donor: River House, 17 Museum Street, York YO 7DJ.

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Complimentary first class pass valid for travel on Grand Central services. Expires 31 December 2011. Estimated value: £4,800.

Date of receipt of donation: 2 June 2010

Date of acceptance of donation: 2 June 2010

Donor status: 03979826

(Registered 23 June 2010)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Conservative Middle East Council

Address of donor: 83 Victoria Street, London SW1H OHW

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, hotels, transport and food to the value of £2,200

Destination of visit: Jordan and West Bank, Israel

Date of visit: 25-30 September 2010

Purpose of visit: study visit including meeting the Prime Minister of Jordan and the Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Assembly.

(Registered 12 October 2010)

Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel

Address of donor: 45B Westbourne Terrace, London W2 3UR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,355

Destination of visit: Israel

Date of visit: 21– 25 February 2011

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank

(Registered 16 March 2011 )

Name of donor: Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Address of donor: c/o Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1 W0EB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,600, which includes travel to and from Taiwan (RoC), travel within the country, accommodation and hospitality

Destination of visit: Taipei and I Lan

Date of visit: 29 May-4 June 2011 inclusive

Purpose of visit: part of a parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of economic and political issues concerning the country

(Registered 9 June 2011)

Prepared 23rd June 2011