House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 25th February 2013

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 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)

27 September 2012, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 8 October 2012)

21 December 2012, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 27 December 2012)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

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

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)

23 August 2012, payment of £75 for participation in July 2012 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 8 October 2012)

27 November 2012, payment of £75 for participation in October-November 2012 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 27 December 2012)

Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for participating in opinion research interviews:

7 February 2012, payment of £150 received. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 27 February 2012)

5 October 2012, payment of £150 received. Hours: 2 hrs.   (Registered 8 October 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)

18 September 2012, payment of £100 from Leftfield, 51 Clink Street Studios, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG, for participation in an opinion survey. Hours: approx 40 mins. (Registered 8 October 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: 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)

Name of donor: Government of Republic of China (Taiwan)

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

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, £2,295; food and accommodation £1,020; total £3,315

Destination of visit: Taiwan

Date of visit: 23-29 September 2012

Purpose of visit: to meet the President and senior Members of the Government and Opposition to discuss issues affecting Taiwan and the UK

(Registered 24 October 2012)

8. Land and Property

Flat in London, from which rental income is received.(Registered 8 October 2012)

Prepared 1st March 2013