House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 7th April 2014

WHITTINGDALE, John (Maldon)

1. Directorships

Audio Network plc (non-executive); an online music catalogue; until end July 2013.   Address:  School Farm Studios, Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex CO9 2SN. As a non-executive director I reviewed monthly board papers and attended quarterly board meetings as well as occasional ad hoc meetings with the managers of the company.  This consisted of an estimated 8 hours work over the quarter. (Updated 17 March 2014)

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)

29 July 2013, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 5 August 2013)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

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

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)

29 August 2013, payment of £75 for participation in June 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 13 September 2013)

22 November 2013, payment of £75 for participation in October 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 27 January 2014)

19 January 2014, payment of £75 for participation in November 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 27 January 2014)

5 March 2014, p ayment of £75 for participation in January 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins.

(Registered 17 March 2014)

Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for participation in surveys:

13 November 2013, received p ayment of £80 for participating in an opinion survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 25 November 2013)

19 December 2013, received p ayment of £80 for participating in November 2013 opinion survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 27 January 2014)

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

5 September 2013, payment of £200 received. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 September 2013)

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)

6. Overseas visits

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)

Name of donor: Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association

Address of donor: 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights: £600; and accommodation and subsistence: £570; £1,170 in total

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Date of visit: 12-14 August 2013

Purpose of visit: to meet Ministers, officials and representatives of online gambling companies to discuss regulation of online gambling

(Registered 3 September 2013)

Name of donor: (1) National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia; (2) British Ukrainian Society

Address of donor: (1) 19 Baghramyan Avenue, Yerevan, 0095 Armenia; (2) 1st Floor, 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RZ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) accommodation in Armenia, cost £500; (2) flights from Yerevan to Kiev and from Kiev to London, cost £930, and accommodation in Yalta, cost £1,750.

(My flights from London to Yerevan were met from a non-registrable source.)

Destination of visit: Yerevan, Armenia and Yalta, Ukraine

Date of visit: 15-22 September 2013

Purpose of visit: to meet Ministers and Members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia in my capacity as Vice-Chairman of the British-Armenia All-Party Parliamentary Group, and to attend the Yalta European Strategy Conference in my capacity as Chairman of the British Ukraine All-Party Parliamentary Group.

(Registered 23 October 2013)

8. Land and Property

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

Prepared 9th April 2014