House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 28th April 2014

JONES, Kevan (North Durham)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA:

Payment of £75 for participation in February/March 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 4 April 2013)

Payment of £75 for participation in April 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 May 2013)

Payment of £75 for participation in the October 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 20 November 2013)

15 January 2014, payment of £75 for participation in November 2013 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours:  30 mins. (Registered 22 January 2014)

Payment of £75, for participation in January 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey.  Hours:  30 mins. (Registered 12 March 2014)

Payment from Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:

Payment of £200 for interview in Summer MPs’ survey.  Hours:2 hrs .(Registered 2 October 2013)

Payment of £200 for participation in interview for MP’s survey.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2013)

Payment of £200 for participation in interview for MP’s survey.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 January 2014)

Payments from YouGov plc, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT:

Payment of £80 for participation in research survey for MPs.  Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 15 January 2014)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: US State Department

Address of donor: 2201 C Street N.W., Washington DC 20520

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): hotel accommodation for myself and two members of staff; value £1,749.90. (Flights and taxes paid from non-registrable source.)

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Date of visit: 21-25 April 2013

Purpose of visit: as part of the Labour Party’s policy review on defence matters, to visit US Government officials and defence experts to discuss future defence policy.

(Registered 13 May 2013)

Name of donor: Inmarsat

Address of donor: 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, £5,693 (including tax); accommodation, £362; total £6,055

Destination of visit: Cayenne, French Guiana

Date of visit: 24-26 July 2013

Purpose of visit: to view launch of Alphasat in capacity as Shadow Minister for Armed Forces

(Registered 27 August 2013)

Name of donor: Government of the United Arab Emirates

Address of donor:  PO Box 31966, Adu Dhabi, UAE

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  flights and accommodation with a value of £3,500

Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE

Date of visit:  16-19 November 2013

Purpose of visit:  to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures together with British Diplomats, in order to build on the strong bilateral relationship and further promote trade and investment ties.

(Registered 26 November 2013)

Name of donor: Government of Gibraltar

Address of donor: c/o 150 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation with a value of £903

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Date of visit: 4-5 December 2013

Purpose of visit: fact finding

(Registered 17 December 2013 )

Name of donor: Labour Friends of Israel 

Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights costing £550, additional transport costing £60, and accommodation, food and drink with a value of: £640; a total value of £1,250. (Some hospitality was also provided by the Israeli Government, Palestinian Authority and the IDC Herzliya.)

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian territories

Date of visit: 7-9 January 2014

Purpose of visit: Fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories with defence and security focus

(Registered 15 January 2014)

11. Miscellaneous

I am an unremunerated director of the Prince Bishop Community Bank, a non-profit making credit union. I spend about an hour per month attending Board meetings.  (Registered 5 October 2012)

Prepared 30th April 2014