House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 17th October 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)

Payment of £75 received 20 August 2011 from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion research. Hours: 30 mins.  Payment donated to my constituency association. (Registered 22 August 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 20th October 2011