House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 23rd February 2015

ARBUTHNOT, Rt Hon James (North East Hampshire)

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Name of donor: Bechtel Management Company Ltd

Address of donor: 245 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8DP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: tickets for me and my wife to the opening night of the Chelsea Flower Show, to a total value of £1,250

Date of receipt of donation: 29 April 2014

Date of acceptance of donation: 19 May 2014

Donor status: company, registration 4252526

(Registered 28 May 2014)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel

Address of donor: 45B Westbourne Terrace, London W2 3UR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, internal transport, and meals with a total value of £2,528

Destination of visit: Israel

Date of visit: 3 - 7 July 2014

Purpose of visit: fact-finding political, industrial, and education discussions in Israel

(Registered 9 July 2014)

Name of donor: The Taipei Representative Office in the UK (TRO)

Address of donor: 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): the approximate amount includes accommodation £600, food £300 and return flights £2,400; total £3,300

Destination of visit: Taiwan

Date of visit: 26 July-2 August 2014

Purpose of visit: As part of the British-Taiwanese APPG, to promote the understanding of Taiwan and strengthen UK-Taiwan relations.

(Registered 5 August 2014)

Name of donor: Tertulias

Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for me and my wife, flights £490, 2 nights hotel accommodation £500, meals £360 and ground transport £138.20; total £1,488.20

Destination of visit: Bilbao, Spain

Date of visit: 18-19 October 2014

Purpose of visit: to attend the British-Spanish Tertulias Forum, an annual weekend bringing MPs, business people, academics and artists together to discuss topical issues.

(Registered 4 November 2014)

Name of donor: Canada-UK Council

Address of donor: 4 The Willows, Wootton, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5LD

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights costing £695; hotel accommodation costing £324 and food and ground transport valued at £151; total £1,170

Destination of visit: Montebello, Quebec, Canada

Date of visit: 23-26 November 2014

Purpose of visit:  to participate in meeting of leading politicians, officials, academics, businessmen, practitioners and members of the media to discuss matters of current public policy concern to each country.

(Registered 5 December 2014)

Name of donor: British-Turkish Tatlidil

Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probably value): for myself and my wife, flights with a value of £493; hotel accommodation with a value of £500; food with a value of £1200; ground transport with a value of £233.35 ; total value of £2,426.35

Destination of visit: Istanbul

Date of visit: 28-30 November 2014

Purpose of visit:  to promote and further bi-lateral relations between Britain and Turkey at a high level.

(Registered 15 December 2014)

11. Miscellaneous

Non-practising barrister.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EICC), and Co-Chair of the EICC’s May 2013 Summit. These are unremunerated positions. (Registered 5 April 2013)

British Chairman of the British-Spanish Tertulias (unremunerated) (Registered 9 April 2013)

Prepared 2nd March 2015