House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 10th March 2014

OPPERMAN, Guy (Hexham)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Barrister in private practice until 5 May 2010;non-practising thereafter. (Updated 20 August 2013)Fees received since 6 May 2010 for legal services provided. Work done before 6 May 2010; no hourly rate agreed, but all between £100 and £250 per hour save where specified. All payments exclusive of VAT, all gross:

Solicitors: GLP. Address: Maple House, Haymarket Street, Bury BL9 0AR. Received £1,100 on 15 October 2012 for work carried out on 7 July 2009; variable hourly rate. (Registered 7 March 2013)

Solicitors: Shoosmiths. Address: Quantum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, RG21 4EX. Received £340 on 11 July 2013 for work carried out on 10 November 2008 and 2 April 2009; hourly rate £100. (Registered 20 August 2013)

Received £216.25 on 22 November 2013, for work carried out 30 March 2009 and 2 May 2009, no specific hourly rate. (Registered 6 December 2013)

Solicitors:  Curwens. Address: Crossfield House, Gladbeck Way, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 7HT . Received £330 on 23 July 2013 for work carried out on 15 April 2008; no hourly rate.  (Registered 20 August 2013)

Solicitors:  Pannones. Address: 123 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BU. Received £3,802.50 on 25 July 2013 for work carried out on various dates between 21 January 2009 and 9 February 2010; hourly rate £200. (Registered 20 August 2013)

Solicitors: Shoosmiths. Address: Quantum House, Basing View, Basingstoke, RG21 4EX. Received £200 on 26 July 2013 for work carried out on 20 May 2009; hourly rate approximately £100. (Registered 20 August 2013)

Solicitors: Fletchers. Address: 160 Lord Street, Southport, PR90QA. Received £3,937.50 on 11 September 2013 for work carried out between 9 June 2009 and 23 July 2009. Hourly rate: £200. (Registered 9 October 2013)

Solicitors: Shoosmiths. Address: Quantum House, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 4EX.Received £3675 on 20 December 2013, for work carried out between 5 February 2010 and 9 March 2010, no specific hourly rate. (Registered 23 December 2013)

Solicitors: Withy King. Address: Vectis Court, 4-6 Newport Street, Swindon, SN1 3DX. Received £1137.50 on 12 December 2013, for work carried out between 20 April 2010 and 1 May 2010, hourly rate £135. (Registered 23 December 2013)

15 December 2013, received from Bretwalda Books, Unit 8 Fir Tree Close, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT17 3LD, £141.73 in royalties for book published in October 2012. Hours: around 400 hrs in 2011-12.Payment donated to charity. (Registered 4 February 2014)

4. Sponsorships

(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:

Name of donor: Mr John Reece

Address of donor:  private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status:  individual

(Registered 9 October 2013)

Name of donor: United & Cecil Club

Address of donor:  18 Thorney Lane North, Iver, SL0 9JY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status:  unincorporated association

(Registered 9 October 2013)

Name of donor: Jeremy Middleton

Address of donor:  private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status:  individual

(Registered 9 October 2013)

(b) Support in the capacity as a MP:

Name of donor: Calor Gas Ltd

Address of donor: Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800 (paid direct to printer) for printing 8600 copies of booklet on how to save on energy bills for distribution in my constituency, and £200 for postage to outlying areas; £2,000 in total  

Date of receipt: 14 January 2014

Date of acceptance: 14 January 2014

Donor status: company, registration no 00303703

(Registered 4 February 2014)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor:  Jamaica Tourist Board

Address of donor:  1 - 2 Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BZ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): approximately £2,950 for air travel and accommodation

Destination of visit: Kingston and St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica

Date of visit: 14-21 February 2013

Purpose of visit: to officiate at the opening of the Lords and Commons Pavilion at the Brethren Foundation Community Project. Visit also included bilateral talks with the Jamaican Prime Minister and other ministers, school visits, fact finding visit to Kingston's maximum security prison and discussion regarding prisoner transfer agreements with the UK, meeting with the High Commissioner, cricket games and youth coaching. (Registered 7 March 2013)

Prepared 13th March 2014