House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 8th July 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)

28 March 2013, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs (estimated). (Registered 11 May 2013)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

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

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)

26 February 2013, payment of £75 for participation in January Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 14 March 2013)

22 March 2013, payment of £75 for participation in February-March Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 11 May 2013)

16 May 2013, payment of £75 for participation in April 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 2 June 2013)

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

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

Payment of £150 from Dods Training, 21 Dartmouth St, London SW1H 9BP, for participation in Westminster Explained training event at the British Academy on 12 March 2013. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 11 May 2013)

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)

Name of donor: European Friends of Armenia

Address of donor: Rue de Treves 49, 1040 Brussels-Etterbeck

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights: £425; Accommodation: £380;

Destination of visit: Yerevan, Armenia

Date of visit: 16-20 February 2013

Purpose of visit: to attend meeting of Europe-Armenia Advisory Council and to observe Armenian Presidential elections

(Registered 14 March 2013)

Name of donor: PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television)

Address of donor: 3rd Floor, Fitzrovia House, 153-157 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QW

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights: £108; accommodation: £700

Destination of visit: Cannes, France

Date of visit: 7-9 April 2013

Purpose of visit: to attend the MIP TV international television market and to meet British TV production firms represented there.

(Registered 2 June 2013)

8. Land and Property

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

Prepared 11th July 2013