Select Committee on Register of Members' Interests March 2007 Edition Report


GALE-GWYNNE

GALE, Roger (North Thanet)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Freelance consultant on media and presentation to Omni 2010 (Glasgow); PR company. (Up to £5,000)

3.  Clients

Of Omni 2010 (Glasgow):

TMA; PR company.

8.  Land and Property

A holiday barn conversion in France.

GALLOWAY, George (Bethnal Green and Bow)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Advance on 'I'm not the only one', published by Penguin. (£25,001-£30,000)

Advance on the Fidel Castro Handbook from MQ publishers. (Up to £5,000)

Advance on 'Mr Galloway goes to Washington' from The New Press.

Series of 15 events organised by Clive Conway Ltd. (£10,001-£15,000)

Fees for hosting a radio show every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night on Talk Sport Radio. (£100,001-£105,000)

Fee from Endemol UK for my appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. (£145,001-£150,000) (Registered 3 March 2006)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Donation received for election office rental fee and estate agent's fee from Mr M Zabadne, a personal friend. (Registered 1 November 2005)

5.  Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Registrable donations to the George Galloway Legal Fund set up to support my legal actions against the Telegraph Group Limited and the Christian Science Monitor were received from:

Mr M A Qavi, London (£1,000)

Mr A S A Alothaim, London (£1,000)

Miss F A Ahmed, Manchester (£800, repaid in 2005)

Mr H Pinter, London (£2,000)

(Registered 2 May 2006 )[10]

6.  Overseas visits

14-17 December 2005, to Malaysia to attend a peace conference, accompanied by my PA. Flights and accommodation were provided by the Perdana Peace Foundation, a Malaysian NGO headed by former PM Dr Mahathir Mohammad. (Registered 3 January 2006)

16-21 November 2006, to Canada, to take part in a speaking tour organised by the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, in Canada, which paid for an economy return flight from London to Toronto, various internal flights within Canada and five nights' hotel accommodation. (Registered 23 November 2006)

5-14 December 2006, to South Africa accompanied by my personal assistant, to conduct a speaking tour, the travelling and accommodation costs of which were paid for by the Cape Town-based newspaper Muslim Views. (Registered 19 December 2006)

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(a)  Finjan Ltd, which receives my income as a journalist, author and public speaker.

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

In my legal actions against the Telegraph Group Limited and the Christian Science Monitor I was supported by the George Galloway Legal Fund.[11]

GAPES, Mike (Ilford South)

6.  Overseas visits

10-14 April 2006, to Qatar, to attend Doha Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade. Air fare and hotel accommodation paid for by the Government of Qatar. (Registered 21 April 2006)

2-8 September 2006, to the Republic of Korea to meet Government Ministers, Korean parliamentarians and companies in Korea, and also to visit the border with North Korea at Panmunjom. Travel and accommodation were funded jointly by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and by the Korean National Assembly. (Registered 3 October 2006)

13-15 September 2006, to Warsaw, to speak at a conference on European Security and Defence Policy. Air fare and two nights' hotel accommodation paid for by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. (Registered 3 October 2006)

28-30 October 2006, to Portofino, Italy, to attend the Portofino Conference, an annual conference of parliamentarians and members of congress from the UK, Italy and the USA, to discuss economic, security and development issues. The costs of my accommodation meals, flights and transfers were met by the conference sponsors, Orient Express Hotels, RadcliffesLeBrasseur and Finmeccanica. (Registered 12 December 2006)

8-11 February 2007, to Tokyo, Japan, for Conference of UK-Japan 21st Century Group, who paid for air travel and hotel accommodation. (Registered 26 March 2007)

GARDINER, Barry (Brent North)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Sponsorship of my Constituency Reports by the Asian Marketing Group.

GARNIER, Edward (Harborough)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Private practice at the Bar.

Consultant on legal and public policy issues to Greenwoods Solicitors. (£15,001-£20,000)

6.  Overseas visits

26 February-3 March 2006, to the West Bank and Israel with the Conservative Middle East Council to discuss local and regional security, economic and political issues. Travel and accommodation expenses met by the Conservative Middle East Council. (Registered 8 March 2006)

9-14 April 2006, to Doha, Qatar, to participate in the 6th Doha Forum for Democracy, Development and Free Trade. Flights and hotel accommodation paid for by the Forum and the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 16 April 2006)

28-30 October 2006, to Portofino, Italy, to attend the Portofino Conference, an annual conference of parliamentarians and members of congress from the UK, Italy and the USA, to discuss economic, security and development issues. The costs of my accommodation meals, flights and transfers were met by the conference sponsors, Orient Express Hotels, RadcliffesLeBrasseur and Finmeccanica. (Registered 8 November 2006)

GAUKE, David (Hertfordshire South West)

6.  Overseas visits

8-13 January 2006, to Israel, hosted by Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI). CFI contributed the cost of flights, accommodation and some meals. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs contributed to the costs of travel inside Israel and some meals. (Registered 17 January 2006)

GEORGE, Andrew (St. Ives)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Income from books published by Patten Press, Cornwall. (Up to £5,000)

6.  Overseas visits

4-10 September 2005, to Kenya, to visit a variety of hospitals, health centres and other settings and to meet Government health ministers in Nairobi, Western Kissii province and Eldoret in respect of TB and HIV/Aids programmes. The visit was organised by Results UK, a UK based international charity. Economy class flights and accommodation were sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Registered 2 March 2006)

10-12 January 2006, to Indianapolis, US, for seminar on the launch of the Stop TB campaign. Travel and accommodation arranged by Results UK and partly sponsored by Ely Lilly at which the seminar took place. (Registered 2 March 2006)

27 January-3 February 2006, to Yemen, to visit Sana'a city and Aden to visit Civil Society projects, slum dwellings and facilities in the Aden area and women's projects, and for meetings with parliamentarians and others. Flights and accommodation arranged by Oxfam UK. (Registered 2 March 2006)

GEORGE, Rt. Hon. Bruce (Walsall South)

6.  Overseas visits

19-22 March 2006, to Nairobi, at the invitation of the International Institute for Security, to make a keynote speech at a seminar that sought to promote a distance learning programme for tutors and students in the field of security. Economy class air ticket and hotel costs were paid by SecurFast. (Registered 24 March 2006)

1-4 October 2006, to Bucharest, to speak at a conference on "First International Security Conference: Private Security-and Public Safety" in co-operation with the Romanian Industry Security Association. My economy class flight ticket and hotel costs were paid for by the International Institute for Security. (Registered 15 December 2006)

21-26 November 2006, to Georgia, Caucasus, to chair a conference on "Economic Reintegration of Conflict Zones", in my capacity as Honorary President of the International Association for Business and Parliament (IABP). My economy class flight ticket and accommodation were paid for by the IABP. (Registered 15 December 2006)

GERRARD, Neil (Walthamstow)

6.  Overseas visits

7-9 June 2006, to Moscow, to attend a conference on HIV/AIDS at the Russian State Duma involving parliamentarians from a number of countries. Travel and hotel expenses paid for by Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS. (Registered 12 July 2006)

GIBB, Nick (Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)

Nil.

GIBSON, Dr. Ian (Norwich North)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Regular articles on science policy in the British Association for Advancement of Science Journal. (Up to £5,000)

3 March 2006, speech for Pfizer in Manchester. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 20 March 2006)

3 March 2007, fee from Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society for talk at British Library. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 20 March 2007)

6.  Overseas visits

26-31 August 2006, to New Zealand. I spoke at a seminar at the University of Palmerston North, which paid for two nights' accommodation, and spoke at a conference on Molecular Biology in Queenstown, where three nights' accommodation were paid for by the New Zealand Molecular Biologists Society. I paid my travel costs. (Registered 26 September 2006)

GIDLEY, Sandra (Romsey)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Pharmacist - not currently practising.

6.  Overseas visits

4-10 September 2005, to Taiwan as part of all-party delegation. Travel (business class) and accommodation paid for by Taipei Office in London. (Registered 15 December 2005)

7-9 June 2006, to Moscow, to participate in HIV/AIDS summit. Flight and hotel costs paid by Transatlantic Partners against AIDS. (Registered 7 November 2006)

30 June-3 July 2006, to Budapest and Paris, to attend European cancer research summit in Budapest and meetings in Paris to discuss French cancer plan. Hotels and budget flights, and Eurostar fare paid by Sanofi Aventis. (Registered 7 November 2006)

1-8 September 2006, to Rio de Janeiro, as speaker at annual convention of Unichem, who paid flights and hotel costs for me and my spouse. (Registered 7 November 2006)

GILDERNEW, Michelle (Fermanagh and South Tyrone)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

GILLAN, Cheryl (Chesham and Amersham)

5.  Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

20 December 2005, plane flight from Cardiff to London provided by Jonathan Green, a retired businessman from London. (Registered 6 January 2006)

GILROY, Linda (Plymouth Sutton)

Nil.

GODSIFF, Roger (Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath)

Nil.

GOGGINS, Paul (Wythenshawe and Sale East)

Nil.

GOLDSWORTHY, Julia (Falmouth and Camborne)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Fee from Endemol (production company) for participation in Channel 4 programme 'The Games 2006'. My fee, and funds raised from text messages sent during programme, were given directly to Cornwall Air Ambulance. (£25,001-£30,000) (Registered 9 October 2006)

GOODMAN, Helen (Bishop Auckland)

8.  Land and Property

One bedroomed flat in London, from which rental income is received.

GOODMAN, Paul (Wycombe)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Associate Editor of The House Magazine. (Up to £5,000)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Technical advice, analysis and drafting assistance in relation to scrutiny of the Finance Bill 2006 provided by Pricewaterhouse Coopers to the Opposition Treasury team (approximately 36 days between 7 April and 4 July 2006) and KPMG (approximately 15 days between 8 May and 11 July 2006). (Registered 12 July 2006)

6.  Overseas visits

30 March-4 April 2006, to Pakistan, on fact-finding visit organised by the Conservative Muslim Forum. Airline tickets and accommodation were paid for by Bestway Cash and Carry which sponsored the visit. Other transport and official hospitality in Pakistan was provided by the Pakistan Government. (Registered 27 April 2006)

GOODWILL, Robert (Scarborough and Whitby)

1.  Remunerated directorships

Managing Director and controlling interest in Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd; the company operates a green/woodland cemetery on land which was previously part of Southwood Farm, Terrington, in NorthYorkshire.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Farmer (see Category 8).

6.  Overseas visits

22-27 August 2005, to Canada, as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Nuclear Energy UK delegation. Travel and accommodation paid for by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). (Registered 8 November 2005)

8.  Land and Property

Southwood Farm, Terrington, York, which is farmed "in hand".

Three industrial units at Southwood Farm, Terrington, York.

Three residential properties in Loftus, Cleveland, from which rental income is received.

One residential property in Stockton-on-Tees, from which rental income is received.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(a)&(b)  Mowthorpe (UK) Ltd

(b) Barclays Bank Plc; banking

Rolls Royce Plc; engineering

OAO Gazprom; oil and gas sector primarily in the Russian Federation and former Soviet Republics

GOVE, Michael (Surrey Heath)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Contract with Times Newspapers Limited to supply a set number of articles. (£60,001-£65,000)

Contract from Harper Collins to write historical biography.

Fees from BBC. (Up to £5,000)

Associate Editor, The House Magazine. (Up to £5,000)

Payment from Mentorn Limited on behalf of BBC Panorama programme. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 25 November 2005)

Income from publication of 'Celsius 7/7', published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Contributions to Surrey Heath Conservative Association are received from:

Strangers Gallery Lunch Club

Magna Carta Club

GRAY, James (North Wiltshire)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Consultant to Morrison plc, providing advice on the expansion of local authority care and maintenance contracts and public relations. (Up to £5,000)

GRAYLING, Chris (Epsom and Ewell)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Researcher seconded to my office by Adrian White of Dorking in Surrey to assist with my Shadow Ministerial responsibilities for transport.

Reception sponsored by Toyota in my constituency in September 2006. (Registered 9 September 2006)

5.  Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Two courtesy passes for Epsom Racecourse provided by United Racecourses.

6.  Overseas visits

9-16 September 2006, to China, to see Chinese rail systems, on a cross-party visit organised by the All-Party Rail Group and sponsored by the Rail Freight Group. (Registered 17 September 2006)

8.  Land and Property

Two terraced houses in London, from which rental income is received.

GREEN, Damian (Ashford)

1.  Remunerated directorships

Mid-Kent Water (non-executive).

6.  Overseas visits

24-28 September 2006, to Georgia, as Vice-Chairman of the John Smith Memorial Trust, to meet Georgian MPs. Travel provided by the International Association for Business and Parliament. (Accommodation provided by the British Embassy.) (Registered 17 October 2006)

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Director of Conservative Mainstream (Properties) Limited (unpaid).

GREENING, Justine (Putney)

Nil.

GREENWAY, John (Ryedale)

1.  Remunerated directorships

Stewart Title Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

Chairman of Skills Active Trading Ltd, which manages the Register of Exercise Professionals.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

President of the Institute of Insurance Brokers. (£10,001-£15,000)

Parliamentary Adviser to the incentives industry supported by:

The Institute of Sales Promotion. (Up to £5,000)

The British Promotional Merchandising Association. (Up to £5,000)

The Incentive Travel and Meetings Association. (Up to £5,000)

Reed Exhibitions Ltd. in respect of the National Incentive Show. (Up to £5,000)

Business consultant to Smart and Cook Group Ltd.; insurance brokers.

Business consultant to Stewart Title Insurance Co. (UK) Ltd.

Consultant to the Tote, providing advice on public policy in relation to horseracing. (£5,001-£10,000)

Fee and travel expenses from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission in respect of a visit to Alderney to meet members of the Commission to discuss the regulation of e-gaming. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 7 April 2006)

Chairman of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust.

Fee and travel expenses from the Alderney Gambling Control Commission in respect of visits to Alderney and advice regarding the future regulation of gambling within Alderney and Guernsey. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 11 December 2006)

5.  Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

As Chairman of the Register of Exercise Professionals I receive complimentary membership of Living Well and Next Generation health clubs.

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Trustee of the National Playing Fields Association (NPFA) (unremunerated).

GRIEVE, Dominic (Beaconsfield)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Barrister.

Ex-member of Lloyds' reinsured into Equitas and a member of NACDE, a Names Action Group.

6.  Overseas visits

30 March-4 April 2006, to Pakistan, on fact-finding visit organised by the Conservative Muslim Forum. Airline tickets and accommodation were paid for by Bestway Cash and Carry which sponsored the visit. Other transport and official hospitality in Pakistan was provided by the Pakistan Government. (Registered 27 April 2006)

8.  Land and Property

House in London, generating rental income.

I am part-owner of building land in France.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(b)  Rio Tinto

Shell

Diageo

GlaxoSmithKline

GUS

Taylor Woodrow

Cadbury Schweppes

Reckitt Benckiser

Reed Elsevier

Royal Bank of Scotland

Schroders

Anglo American Platinum Corp

Astrazeneca Ord.

Standard Chartered

LVMH

GRIFFITH, Nia (Llanelli)

8.  Land and Property

Small holding, in receipt of Tir Gofal funding.

GRIFFITHS, Nigel (Edinburgh South)

8.  Land and Property

My constituency high street office in South Edinburgh.

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

I am the founder of the Unsung Heroes' Award Scheme, which acknowledges worthy contributions to the community from unsung heroes nominated by constituents. The awards scheme, including prizes and promotion, is sponsored by Mrs I Hunter, a constituent, and Mr William Sullivan, a local businessman.

GROGAN, John (Selby)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

I write a column for The Morning Advertiser every five weeks (£250 per article). (Up to £5,000)

6.  Overseas visits

10-13 April 2006, to Doha, Qatar, to attend Qatar Conference on Democracy and Free Trade. Travel and accommodation provided by the Government of the State of Qatar. (Registered 18 April 2006)

28 May-2 June 2006, to Norway, with the All-Party Parliamentary British-Norwegian Group, as guest of the Storting and the Norwegian Government. (Registered 25 July 2006)

4-8 January 2007, to Lebanon and Syria to visit Parliaments. Travel and accommodation funded by the Anglo-Arab Organisation. (Registered 29 January 2007)

18-20 February 2007, to Kiev, to address conference organised by East West Institute on the role of the opposition in Ukraine. Travel and accommodation paid for by East West Institute. (Registered 23 March 2007)

GUMMER, Rt. Hon. John Selwyn (Suffolk Coastal)

1.  Remunerated directorships

Chairman, Sancroft International Ltd.; consultants in corporate responsibility and environmental, social, ethical and planning issues.

Chairman, Veolia (formerly Vivendi UK); water companies.

Chairman (non-executive), Valpak Ltd.; not-for-profit organisation for compliance with packaging waste directive.

Chairman of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers; a representative trade organisation.

Sovereign Reversions Limited (non-executive); home reversions.

Catholic Herald (non-executive); newspaper.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Articles in: Catholic Herald, Country Life, Estates Gazette, High Life, Planning, Evening Standard. I also chair conferences. The subjects in both cases are usually property, sustainable development and religious issues. The commitments arise largely from my previous profession of journalism and all payments go to Sancroft which provides research staff, information services, and all other facilities. Currently Sancroft would expect about £80,000 in payments, in respect of which I would receive some £20,000 in fees and dividends.

8.  Land and Property

A residential and commercial property in London, owned by family.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(a)  Sancroft International Ltd.

GWYNNE, Andrew (Denton and Reddish)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Member of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.

6.  Overseas visits

1-9 April 2006, to India with Labour Friends of India. International travel provided by the Confederation of Indian Industry and all accommodation, domestic travel and hospitality provided by the Government of India. (Registered 25 April 2006)


10   Pursuant to the Seventh Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges, HC 1067 Session 2005-06. Since the publication of the report Mr Galloway has informed the Registrar of Members' Interests that one donation had been reported to the Commissioner in error by Mr Galloway's legal representatives, and has also reported an additional one. Back

11  For further details of the Fund see HC 1067, Session 2005-06. Back


 
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