House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 29th July 2013

VARA, Shailesh (North West Cambridgeshire)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Government of the United Arab Emirates

Address of donor: c/o Embassy of the UAE, 30 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PT

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of visit; value £3,500

Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date of visit: 23-28 November 2012

Purpose of visit: to meet with Government ministers, Members of the Federal National Council, UK diplomatic and armed forces personnel, senior UK and Emirati business figures, to better understand the regional security perspective, the state of the bilateral relationship and the scale of UK-UAE trade, investment, security and cultural ties, to strengthen the political relationship and identify opportunities to promote the trade and investment relationship.

(Registered 20 December 2012)

8. Land and Property

Flat in London from which rental income is received.

Joint owner of farmland in Gujarat, India. No rent or other income received.

9. Shareholdings

(a) Crofton (MH) Ltd; a property investment company. (Registered 14 January 2013)

11. Miscellaneous

Non-practising solicitor.

I have shares in Nation1 Group UK Ltd, a digital communications company (which are not registrable under Category 9), some of which were in consideration for consulting work done for Futurecomm International Ltd, trading as Nation1, a digital communications company.

Prepared 1st August 2013