House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 1st October 2012

WHITTINGDALE, John (Maldon)

1. Directorships

Audio Network plc (non-executive); an online music catalogue.  Address:  School Farm Studios, Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex CO9 2SN. As a non-executive director I review monthly board papers and attend quarterly board meetings as well as occasional ad hoc meetings with the managers of the company.  This consists of an estimated 8 hours work over the quarter.

28 September 2011, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2011)

21 December 2011, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 27 December 2011)

28 March 2012, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2012)

26 June 2012, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 7 July 2012)

2.         Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participation in surveys:

29 November 2011,  payment of £75 for participation in the November Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 45 mins .(Registered 11 December 2011)

20 December 2011,  payment of £75 for participation in the December Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 45 mins . (Registered 7 January 2012)

13 February 2012, payment of £75 for participation in the January-February Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 45 mins . (Registered 27 February 2012)

11 April 2012, payment of £75 for participation in the February-March Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 21 April 2012)

15 June 2012, payment of £75 for participation in April-May 2012 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 7 July 2012)

5 July 2012, payment of £75 for participation in May-June 2012 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 15 August 2012)

7 February 2012, payment of £150 from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for participating in an opinion research interview. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 27 February 2012)

Payments from Dods Training, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP:

11 January 2012, £150 for participation in "Westminster Explained" training event at Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 7 December 2011.  Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 5 February 2012)

15 February 2012, £150 for participation in "Westminster Explained" training event at Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 18 January 2012. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 27 February 2012)

7 May 2012, payment of £350 from Government Knowledge, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BW, for participation in public sector training event at Arlington Conference Centre on 15 February 2012. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 30 May 2012)

22 June 2012, payment of £150 from BBC, PO Box 480, Manchester M14 0EL, for participation in Radio 4 ‘Any Questions’ on 18 June 2012. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 7 July 2012)

25 July 2012,   Payment of £70 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT for participating in an opinion survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 15 August 2012)

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Name of donor: London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Address of donor: 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London E14

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for myself and guest to attend the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games; value: £4,024

Date of receipt of donation: 27 July 2012

Date of acceptance of donation: 27 July 2012

Donor status: company, registration number 05267819

(Registered 15 August 2012)

Name of Donor: Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd

Address of Donor: Brettenham House, Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EN

Amount of donation: two tickets for myself and guest to attend the Olympic Rowing at Eton Dorney and a night’s stay at Runnymede on Thames Hotel; value: £1,700

Date of receipt of donation: 2 August 2012

Date of acceptance of donation: 2 August 2012

Donor status: company, registration number 2822203

(Registered 15 August 2012)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor:

Maurice Bennett

Huawei Technologies (UK) Ltd

International Department, Central Committee, Communist Party of China

Address of donor:

Private

Viables 3, Jays Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire

4 Flixing Road, Beijing

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):

Flight from London to Hong Kong and flight from Beijing to London; value £650

One night’s accommodation in Hong Kong; value £600

Flight from Shenzen to Guiyang, flight from Guiyang to Beijing, 6 nights accommodation and hospitality; value £1,000

Destination of visit: Hong Kong and China

Date of visit:  20-28 September 2011

Purpose of visit:  to meet representatives of Huawei Technologies Ltd and representatives of the Chinese Government.

(Registered 18 October 2011)

Name of donor: British Ukrainian Society

Address of donor: 1st Floor, 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RZ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,700

Destination of visit: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of visit: 8-10 December 2011

Purpose of visit: to meet members of the Government of Ukraine in my capacity as Chairman of the British Ukraine All-Party Parliamentary Group

(Registered 14 December 2011)

Name of donor: British Ukrainian Society

Address of donor: 1st Floor, 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RZ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights £1,700; accommodation £820

Destination of visit: Yalta, Ukraine

Date of visit: 13-16 September 2012

Purpose of visit: to attend the Yalta European Strategy Conference in my capacity as Chairman of the British Ukraine All-Party Parliamentary Group

(Registered 30 September 2012)

Prepared 3rd October 2012