Register of Members' Interests Contents


ABBOTT - AUSTIN

ABBOTT, Diane (Hackney North and Stoke Newington)
1.Remunerated Directorships
Smithville Associates; a training consultancy.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Occasional lecturing and journalism.
 
ADAMS, Gerry (Belfast, West)
Mr. Adams has not taken his seat.
 
 
ADAMS, Irene (Paisley North)
Nil.
 
AINGER, Nicholas (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional broadcasting and written article fees.
 
AINSWORTH, Peter (East Surrey)
Nil.
 
 
AINSWORTH, Robert (Coventry North East)
Nil.
 
ALEXANDER, Douglas (Paisley South)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Associate, Digby Brown, Solicitors, Glasgow.
Occasional contributions to various newspapers and broadcasting.
6.Overseas visits
16-18 July 1998, to United States of America to attend conference. Accommodation provided by NewsCorp. (Registered 25 November 1998)
14-18 November 1998, to United States of America for conference organised by the British American Project. My travel and hotel costs were met by the conference organisers. (Registered 25 November 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy (non-remunerated).
Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) Liaison Committee (non-remunerated).
Director of the CARD Carers' Centre, Paisley (unremunerated).
 
ALLAN, Richard (Sheffield Hallam)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional fees for broadcasting, writing, speeches and opinion surveys.
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000) The fee is donated to my constituency party.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of my election expenses at the 1997 General Election was made by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.
 
ALLEN, Graham (Nottingham North)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I hold shares in Nottingham Forest FC.
 
AMESS, David (Southend West)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional media interviews.
Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club. (£1,001-£5,000)
6.Overseas visits
23-28 August 1997, to Cyprus under the hospitality of the Municipality of Morphou and the Cyprus Brotherhood. (Registered 10 December 1997)
22-25 September 1997, to Cyprus at the invitation of House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus. (Registered 10 December 1997)
23-29 August 1998, to Cyprus at the invitation of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus and the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood. (Registered 19 October 1998)
 
ANCRAM, Rt. Hon. Michael (Devizes)
1.Remunerated directorships
Portzim Ltd.; family estate company in Roxburghshire.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Minority limited partner in Bonny Extra (Paper) Limited Partnership; provision of consultancy services for the development of waste paper recovery procedures.
8.Land and Property
A small tenanted estate and a partnership in a tenanted farm in Roxburghshire.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Portzim Ltd.
 
ANDERSON, Donald (Swansea East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000). Fees are paid to charity.
Broadcasting receipts, which are paid to charity.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of my election expenses at the 1997 General Election was made by the National Union of Rail, Transport and Maritime Workers.
6.Overseas visits
26 August-1 September 1998, to Norway accompanied by my wife, as guests of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Registered 9 September 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Consultant to the Royal Society of Chemistry (money paid direct to charity).
Director (unpaid) of the Anglo-Austrian Society.
 
ANDERSON, Janet (Rossendale and Darwen)
6.Overseas visits
29 November-4 December 1997, Speaker's delegation to Saudi Arabia. All hotel and travel expenses paid by Shura Council, Riyadh. (Registered 12 January 1998)
 
ARBUTHNOT, James (North East Hampshire)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Barrister (non-practising).
Member of Lloyd's.
Categories of business underwritten - Wren MAPA: All categories.
8.Land and Property
Income from grazing land in Hampshire and from property in Earls Court, London.
 
ARMSTRONG, Hilary (Durham, North West)
Nil.
 
ASHDOWN, Rt. Hon. Paddy (Yeovil)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional payment received for newspaper and magazine articles, television appearances, and for talks given to companies and other bodies, all the proceeds of which are used to fund the Liberal Democrat Leader's Office.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
16-17 January 1998, attendance at the Franco British Colloque in Hanbury Manor, Ware, Hertfordshire. Expenses met by BP. (Registered 21 January 1998)
Two desktop computers and one laptop for use by the Liberal Democrat Leader's Office from Furnal Properties Ltd. (Registered 3 November 1998)
6.Overseas visits
20-25 June 1998, to UNHCR Geneva, Macedonia and Albania, on a fact finding visit in relation to the current Balkan situation. All costs met by Open Society Institute, Washington DC. (Registered 3 November 1998)
26-29 September 1998, to Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, on a fact finding visit to Pristina and Belgrade. All costs met by Open Society Institute, Washington DC. (Registered 29 October 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I own shares in Westland PLC in order to attend the AGM, whose value is less than £100.
 
ASHTON, Joe (Bassetlaw)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
A contribution of more than 25% of my election expenses at the 1997 General Election was made by MSF Union.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(b)Sheffield Wednesday Football Club Ltd.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club (no remuneration, apart from hospitality and occasional travel).
 
ATHERTON, Candy (Falmouth and Camborne)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
Member of Harris Political Opinion Panel. (£1-£1,000)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
24 May 1998, my partner and I received hospitality at Headingley cricket ground courtesy of Texaco. (Registered 25 June 1998)
 
ATKINS, Charlotte (Staffordshire Moorlands)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional fees from opinion polls.
Occasional fees from broadcasting.
 
ATKINSON, David (Bournemouth East)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
Occasional payment for addressing seminars, conferences and other speeches.
6.Overseas visits
2-6 January 1998, to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, paid for by the London Office of the TRNC. (Registered 3 March 1998)
22-25 February 1998, to Washington DC for meetings and briefings regarding the millennium bug (Y2K), sponsored by Embedded Systems Solutions Providers, Bournemouth. (Registered 3 March 1998)
24-29 July 1998, to Palestine to visit projects for orphans and refugee families sponsored by the charity INTERPAL. (Registered 18 August 1998)
 
ATKINSON, Peter (Hexham)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary and public affairs consultant, British Field Sports Society. (£5,001-£10,000)
Freelance journalism.
Member of the political opinion panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000) The fees received are paid directly to Hexham Conservative Association.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Occasional research work provided by British Field Sports Society.
 
AUSTIN, John (Erith and Thamesmead)
6.Overseas visits
7-10 November 1997, to Malta to attend the Euro-Arab Parliamentary Dialogue at the invitation of the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Co-operation, with some funding from the European Union. (Registered 14 November 1997)
10-13 July 1998, to Damascus to attend the Euro-Arab Parliamentary Dialogue at the invitation of the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Co-operation, with funding from the European Union. (Registered 8 August 1998)
24-29 July 1998, to Palestine to visit projects for orphans and refugee families sponsored by the charity INTERPAL. (Registered 8 August 1998)
13-18 September 1998, to Kazakhstan with the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies to see Karachaganak gas field and meetings with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, sponsored by British Gas PLC. (Registered 24 September 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director (unremunerated), London Marathon Charitable Trust Ltd.
Trustee (unremunerated), Greenwich MIND.
Trustee (unremunerated), The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT).




 
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