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


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WALKER, Charles (Broxbourne)

Nil.

WALLACE, Ben (Lancaster and Wyre)

6.  Overseas visits

25 February-1 March 2007, to Washington sponsored by the UK Defence Forum to promote defence technology transfer. Air fare and accommodation paid for by the UK Defence Forum, themselves sponsored by BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ and Smiths Detection. (Registered 5 March 2007)

WALLEY, Joan (Stoke­on­Trent North)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

The Lighting Industry Federation pay part of the salary of a researcher in my office who provides support to the All-Party Parliamentary Lighting Group of which I am Joint Chair.

8.  Land and Property

House in Staffordshire Moorlands.

WALTER, Robert (North Dorset)

6.  Overseas visits

1-9 January 2006, to India with Conservative Friends of India, to discuss economic and industrial/commercial issues. Visits to Delhi, Mumbai, Bombay and Jaipur. Travel and accommodation expenses met by the Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry. (Registered 14 February 2006)

28 May-2 June 2006, to Norway as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary British-Norwegian Group, for meetings in Oslo and visits to a liquid gas project in North Norway and to Svalbard. I was the guest of the Norwegian Government who paid the costs of the visit. (Registered 13 July 2006)

8.  Land and Property

Residential investment property in London.

    Farmland in Devon.

WALTHO, Lynda (Stourbridge)

Nil.

WARD, Claire (Watford)

Nil.

WAREING, Robert N. (Liverpool, West Derby)

Nil.

WATERSON, Nigel (Eastbourne)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Consultant to firm of Solicitors, Messrs. Watson, Farley and Williams, London.

5.  Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Honorary membership of the Baltic Exchange.

6.  Overseas visits

14-15 May 2006, to Washington, USA, as guest speaker at a conference organised by the American Association of Retired People (AARP). Flights and hotel paid for by the AARP. (Registered 24 May 2006)

WATKINSON, Angela (Upminster)

6.  Overseas visits

31 March-6 April 2006, to Egypt with UK-Egypt All-Party Parliamentary Group, to further political relations between the UK and Egypt. The visit was made at the invitation and expense of the Egyptian Government. (Registered 21 April 2006)

13-15 December 2006, to Canada, to participate in British Airways' inaugural flight to Calgary on 13 December. Flights and two nights' accommodation provided by British Airways. (Registered 9 January 2007)

WATSON, Tom (West Bromwich East)

Nil.

WATTS, David (St. Helens North)

Nil.

WEBB, Steve (Northavon)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Intern provided by Christian charity, CARE.

WEIR, Mike (Angus)

6.  Overseas visits

22-26 August 2006, to Stavanger, Norway, to visit Offshore Northern Seas Conference and Exhibition with the British Offshore Oil and Gas Industry All-Party Parliamentary Group. Overseas flights, hotel accommodation, local transport and hospitality sponsored by the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA), Shell, Chevron, BP, Exxon Mobil and Statoil. (Registered 6 October 2006)

WHITEHEAD, Dr. Alan (Southampton Test)

6.  Overseas visits

8-11 June 2006, to Germany as a member of the UK Parliamentary Football Club, to attend the World Cup and play football matches for charity. I received match ticket, hospitality and coach transport from McDonald's and hospitality and coach transport from National Grid. (Registered 5 December 2006)

8.  Land and Property

Share in flat inhabited by my father in Southampton.

WHITTINGDALE, John (Maldon and East Chelmsford)

5.  Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

15 February 2006, my wife and I attended the Brit Awards at Earls Court as guests of the British Phonographic Industry. (Registered 23 February 2006)

14 February 2007, my wife and I attended the Brit Awards at Earls Court as guests of the British Phonographic Industry. (Registered 26 March 2007)

6.  Overseas visits

2-3 November 2006, to Copenhagen to attend the MTV Europe Music Awards. Travel and hotel costs were met by MTV. (Registered 5 December 2006)

WICKS, Malcolm (Croydon North)

6.  Overseas visits

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 9 November 2006)

WIDDECOMBE, Rt. Hon. Ann (Maidstone and The Weald)

1.  Remunerated directorships

Merry Monks Editions Limited; import and sale of gift items.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Advance of £100,000 plus performance bonuses from Weidenfeld & Nicholson for third and fourth books.

Booked through Clive Conway Associates:

Series of lectures at theatres around the country, (£15,001-£20,000)

Fee from BBC for series of programmes as a roving agony aunt. (£25,001-£30,000)

Daily Express columnist. (£35.001-£40,000)

Fee for appearance on the Tubidy Tonight Programme in October 2005. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 16 December 2005)

Donation from Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire, payable to the Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 13 March 2006)

Payment from Liberty Bell for taking part in series called 'Don't Get Me Started'. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 13 March 2006)

Payment from ITV for appearance on the Panel of Celebrity Fit Club. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 13 March 2006)

Payment for an article in Psychologies Magazine. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 13 March 2006)

Payment from Channel 4 for five television appearances on Countdown. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 6 June 2006)

Payment from BBC for appearance on Test The Nation. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 6 June 2006)

Payment from BBC for appearance on University Challenge. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 16 November 2006)

Contract with BBC to host Have I Got News For You. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 16 November 2006)

Contract with ITV for documentary for Tonight with Trevor McDonald. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 16 November 2006)

Contract with BBC for a contribution to the forthcoming series of Grumpy Old Women. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 5 December 2006)

Payment for speaking engagement for Stannah Lifts. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 17 January 2007)

Payment from Channel 4 for appearance on Countdown. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 15 February 2007)

Payment from BBC for appearance in a forthcoming drama series. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 15 February 2007)

Payment from BBC for an appearance on Grumpy Guides. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 28 February 2007)

Payment from ITV for an appearance in a forthcoming series. (£25,001-£30,000) (Registered 28 February 2007)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Provision of a student as political researcher by Hull University Politics Course for the duration of the academic year starting September 2006.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(a)  Merry Monks Editions Limited.

WIGGIN, Bill (Leominster)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Parliamentary Adviser to the Green Lane Association Ltd (a national user group). (Up to £5,000)

WILLETTS, David (Havant)

1.  Remunerated directorships

Chairman of Board of Universal Sensors Ltd, a company developing biosensors for Sensortec Ltd and other companies.

Chairman of Cawood Scientific Ltd, a company more than 50% owned by Sensortec Ltd.

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Author.

Economic Adviser to Dresdner Kleinwort, Merchant Bank.

Senior Adviser to Punter Southall, a firm of actuaries, advising on pension issues. (£45,001-50,000)

September 2005, fee from JP Morgan plc for chairing a conference on pensions. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 28 March 2006)

26 April 2006, fee, paid into my Research Account, for lecture at a conference organised by the Communitarian Network in Brussels. (£5,001-£10,000) (Registered 23 May 2006)

15-16 September 2006, fee from JP Morgan plc for chairing a conference on pensions and financial services at Gleneagles. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 12 December 2006)

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Financial support paid to my Research Account has been received from:

Mr Ian Armitage, businessman (personal donation)

Mr David Lloyd, of Lloyd's (Animal) Feeds Ltd, Shropshire

(Registered 30 March 2006)

Mr Ian Armitage, businessman (personal donation)

(Registered 10 January 2007)

Lord Ashcroft provided research assistance through Media Intelligence Partners.

(Registered 23 May 2006)

Sir John Beckwith is providing, through Conservative Central Office, a donation to assist the employment of an education researcher. (Registered 23 May 2006)

6.  Overseas visits

25-29 September 2005, to Washington DC, as a member of the Board of the Centre for Social Justice to speak at a conference. The Centre for Social Justice contributed towards my travel and hotel expenses. (Registered 28 March 2006)

8.  Land and Property

Flat in West London, from which rental income is received.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(a)  Two hundred and seventy-five shares in Sensortec Ltd; a company developing biosensors.

WILLIAMS, Rt. Hon. Alan (Swansea West)

Nil.

WILLIAMS, Betty (Conwy)

Nil.

WILLIAMS, Hywel (Caernarfon)

Nil.

WILLIAMS, Mark (Ceredigion)

Nil.

WILLIAMS, Roger (Brecon and Radnorshire)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Partner in R. H. Williams; a farming partnership.

6.  Overseas visits

21-22 February 2006, to Bologna, Italy, to visit the Ramazzini Foundation for Oncology, paid for by Granada TV. (Registered 25 April 2006)

8.  Land and Property

Farmland at Tredomen Court, Wales.

Three houses in Tredomen, Brecon, from which rental income is received.

One house in Exmouth, Devon, from which rental income is received.

WILLIAMS, Stephen (Bristol West)

Nil.

WILLIS, Phil (Harrogate and Knaresborough)

6.  Overseas visits

1-3 April 2006, to Israel, to visit the Weizmann Institute to look at medical research and climate change issues, paid for by the Weizmann Institute. (Registered 24 April 2006)

WILLOTT, Jenny (Cardiff Central)

Nil.

WILLS, Michael (North Swindon)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Book contract with Hodder Headline for two works of fiction.

8.  Land and Property

Commercial premises in London from which rental income is received.

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

My financial interests and those of my wife are in a blind trust, the details of which have been laid in the House.

WILSHIRE, David (Spelthorne)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Partner, MRS (Moorlands Research Service).

6.  Overseas visits

18-20 November 2005, to Bahrain to address a seminar organised by the Bahrain Businessmen's Association, who paid for my travel and accommodation. (Registered 28 December 2005)

2-6 January 2006, to Taiwan, accompanied by my partner, as guests of the Government of the Republic of China, who met the costs of the visit. (Registered 9 January 2006)

6-11 November 2006, to Nigeria on fact-finding visit. Travel and accommodation paid for by The Royal Institute of International Affairs. (Registered 19 November 2006)

WILSON, Rob (Reading East)

1.  Remunerated directorships

Pocket Group Limited; telecoms.

8.  Land and Property

A flat in Reading.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(a)  Pocket Group Ltd; telecoms

  Health Amico Ltd; health information service

  Revolution Ventures Ltd

(b)  Vital Imaging (Europe) Ltd; health screening

IX Group; GP polling

WILSON, Sammy (East Antrim)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Member of Belfast City Council.

Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Member of Northern Ireland Council for Curriculum Examination and Assessments.

WINNICK, David (Walsall North)

Nil.

WINTERTON, Ann (Congleton)

Nil.

WINTERTON, Sir Nicholas (Macclesfield)

1.  Remunerated directorships

MSB Ltd. (marketing consultancy and the provision of strategic advice and training) (non-executive).

Emerson International Inc. (overseas commercial and residential development) (non-executive).

4.  Sponsorship or financial or material support

Donations to my constituency party received from:

The Emerson Group Ltd

Macclesfield Conservative and Unionist Patrons' Club

John A Downs, Sutton, Nr Macclesfield (personal donation)

6.  Overseas visits

2-8 September 2006, to Taiwan, as co-chairman of All-Party Parliamentary British Taiwan Group leading a delegation at the invitation of the Taiwan Government. All travel and accommodation was paid for by the Taiwan Government. (Registered 5 October 2006)

WINTERTON, Rosie (Doncaster Central)

7.  Overseas benefits and gifts

Upgrade from economy to business class by SriLankan Airways on 30 July 2006 and 14 August 2006. (Registered 22 August 2006)

8.  Land and Property

I hold half the proceeds of the sale of a flat (ie £60,123) formerly held in trust for my father. The proceeds are to be used for my father's future benefit.

WISHART, Peter (Perth and North Perthshire)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

I receive royalty payments from EMI/Ridge Records for my recorded works with Runrig, with whom I serve as an unremunerated director.

I receive payments for my published works from the Performing Rights Society.

WOOD, Mike (Batley and Spen)

8.  Land and Property

Terraced property in Oldham, Greater Manchester, let prior to sale.

WOODWARD, Shaun (St. Helens South)

8.  Land and Property

I own properties in France, New York State and the West Indies from which rental income is received.

9.  Registrable shareholdings

(b)   J. Sainsbury PLC.

WOOLAS, Phil (Oldham East and Saddleworth)

Nil.

WRIGHT, Anthony (Great Yarmouth)

6.  Overseas visits

12-16 September 2005, to Austria/Hungary, with the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group, paid for by the Rail Freight Group. (Registered 29 November 2005)

WRIGHT, David (Telford)

Nil.

WRIGHT, Iain (Hartlepool)

6.  Overseas visits

24-29 November 2005, to the United Arab Emirates as guest of the Government of the UAE, who met the costs of flights and accommodation. (Registered 13 December 2005)

27 February-2 March 2006, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories with Labour Friends of Israel to meet members of the Knesset, officials from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli military, the British Ambassador and other organisations promoting Arab-Israeli co-operation. Travel and accommodation paid for by the Labour Friends of Israel. (Registered 7 March 2006)

WRIGHT, Jeremy (Rugby and Kenilworth)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Barrister, specialising in criminal law, member of No. 5 Chambers, Birmingham. Not currently practising, but receiving some fees for past work.

6.  Overseas visits

25 February-1 March 2007, to Israel, hosted by Conservative Friends of Israel. CFI contributed the cost of flights, accommodation and some meals. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Official Guests Department) contributed to the costs of travel inside Israel, some accommodation and three meals. (Registered 7 March 2007)

WRIGHT, Dr. Tony (Cannock Chase)

2.  Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.

Joint Editor of Political Quarterly (honorarium only).

Visiting professor, University of Westminster (honorarium only).

WYATT, Derek (Sittingbourne and Sheppey)

6.  Overseas visits

1-7 January 2006, to Taiwan with delegation from All-Party British-Taiwanese Group. Costs of visit paid by Taiwanese Government. (Registered 9 January 2006)

6-9 February 2006, to Washington, DC, with All-Party Internet Group, to attend the internet caucus meetings, sponsored by Message Labs and RIC. (Registered 10 February 2006)

10.  Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests

Member of International Advisory Committee of Whistling Woods International, Mumbai; a film and television institute. No fees attached.

Consultant (unremunerated) to Planet Sport; a sports company.

Non-executive chairman (unremunerated) of opusmedia sports; an IPTV company (resigned 15 March 2006).


 
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