Register of Members' Interests Contents


BLACKMAN - BYERS

BLACKMAN, Elizabeth (Erewash)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Local councillor in Broxtowe.
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 Geraldine and Philip Jeffrey of Gerrards Cross, Bucks.
 
BLAIR, Rt. Hon. Tony (Sedgefield)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Secondment of assistant to my Sedgefield constituency office by Barclays Bank, Newcastle, for one year from 6 October 1997.
Secondment of part-time assistant to my Sedgefield constituency office by Freedom Group of Companies PLC.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
14 July 1996, accompanied by my family, I attended the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as a guest of the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile. (Registered 2 February 1998)
 
BLEARS, Hazel (Salford)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Trustee of Working Class Movement Library (voluntary - no remuneration).
 
BLIZZARD, Bob (Waveney)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
Member of Harris Research Panel. (£1-£1,000)
Fees from both panels are paid to local charities.
6.Overseas visits
September 1998, to United States with the All Party Rail Freight Group to study intermodal rail freight facilities in the Chicago area to assist understanding of developing rail freight policy and practice in the light of the recently published Transport White Paper. Cost of air travel and accommodation in the US was met by the Rail Freight Group. (Registered 22 October 1998)
September 1998, to Nigeria in connection with the murder of a constituent. Visit paid for by Seaweld Engineering Ltd. (Registered 22 October 1998)
 
BLUNKETT, Rt. Hon. David (Sheffield, Brightside)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Provision of office space by Sheffield City Council. This facility is provided for all Sheffield MPs. All office expenses are paid for by me.
 
BLUNT, Crispin (Reigate)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional fees from broadcasting and polling organisations.
 
BOATENG, Paul (Brent South)
Nil.
 
BODY, Sir Richard (Boston and Skegness)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Underwriting member of Lloyd's.
Categories of business underwritten: Marine, Non-Marine and Motor.
President of 255 Syndicate Action Group.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)New European Publications Ltd.
 
BOOTHROYD, Rt. Hon. Betty (West Bromwich, West)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
(a)A contribution of £3,000 to my election expenses was made by Mrs. Patricia Brain and the late Mr. Stanley Brain.
(b)Sandwell Metropolitan District Council provide me with the use of an office to see constituents on two occasions per month.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Gift of silver salver from P&O following the renaming of MV Arcadia, December 1997. (Registered 21 January 1998)
6.Overseas visits
May 1998 and September 1998, a total of three weeks' stay at the Coral Beach Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus, as the guest of Mr. And Mrs. Michael Leptos and family. (Registered 21 October 1998)
 
BORROW, David (South Ribble)
6.Overseas visits
7-19 September 1997, to USA as part of a delegation paid for by the British American Parliamentary Group and the United States Information Agency. (Registered 9 December 1997)
5 January 1998, to Toulouse, France, to visit Airbus Industrie, as a guest of British Aerospace who provided flights from Chester to Toulouse and back. (Registered 13 January 1998)
 
BOSWELL, Tim (Daventry)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Self­employed partner in family farming business.
Receipt of fees for occasional articles and media appearances.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
12 July 1998, two tickets to British Grand Prix and hospitality offered to me as Constituency Member by Silverstone Circuits. (Registered 16 July 1998)
6.Overseas Visits
28-29 April 1998, to Paris for Parliamentary Information Technology Committee Study Visit to France Telecoms and Assemblée Nationale. Travel funded by the Committee with hospitality provided by Bull Information Systems. (Registered 14 May 1998)
5-7 June 1998, to Cadenabbia, Italy to attend an international seminar on globalisation, as guest of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. (Registered 10 June 1998)
8.Land and Property
Lower Aynho Grounds Farm (as at item 2), Northants/Oxon.
Owns (with family interests) small quantity of let land in Essex.
 
BOTTOMLEY, Peter (Worthing West)
1.Remunerated Directorships
Chairman of Appian Technologies Ltd.; supply of car park information and signs.
Director of the following companies in the Appian Group:
Appian Traffic Technologies PLC.
Appian Technologies Manufacturing Limited.
Carnay Limited.
Appian Technologies (UK) Limited.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Income from speaking, reading, and writing.
Economist.
Advice and deposition on casualty reduction and vehicle risks (including evidence in litigation relating to Suzuki; and to Consumers Union) to Roth, Edwards & Smith, Attorneys in Florida, and to other lawyers.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Many media, sporting, musical, dramatic and other cultural invitations as an MP and a spouse.
Infrequent payments by media of damages and/or legal costs as the result of writs after actionable defamation.
8.Land and Property
Income from house sharing and occasional holiday letting of properties in Isle of Wight and Surrey.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Non-sponsored member of TGWU.
President (honorary) of Water Companies Association.
Member of Drapers' Company Court.
Member of NACRO Council.
Frequently I give unpaid advice to charities and to campaigning groups.
Patron of Westminster Circle, a business group. They may donate part of any surplus of their funds to the Worthing West Conservative Association.
 
BOTTOMLEY, Rt. Hon. Virginia (South West Surrey)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional fees for lectures and articles.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Media, sporting, musical, dramatic and cultural invitations as MP, former Minister and occasionally as a wife.
6.Overseas visits
21-25 April 1998, to Japan, as a member of the British-Japanese Parliamentary Group, paid for by the Japanese Government. (Registered 29 April 1998)
8.Land and Property
Shared income from house sharing and occasional holiday letting.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Vice-Chairman of the British Council (unpaid).
Governor of the London School of Economics (unpaid).
 
 
BRADLEY, Keith (Manchester, Withington)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Unremunerated director of the Parrs Wood Rural Trust; a charitable company limited by guarantee.
 
BRADLEY, Peter (The Wrekin)
1.Remunerated directorships
Millbank Consultants Ltd.; public relations company - not trading beyond September 1997.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Millbank Consultants Ltd. (dormant from September 1997).
 
BRADSHAW, Ben (Exeter)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees received from The Guardian for two articles and from the Daily Telegraph for one article.
Occasional broadcasting fees.
All such fees are paid to local constituency charities.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
June 1997, two tickets to one day of Wimbledon tennis tournament, paid for by the BBC. (Registered 13 November 1997)
6.Overseas visits
22-24 January 1998, to Paris, France, to participate in 'Question & Answer' session during 'Your Future in Europe' conference for British students organised by the European Movement, who paid for return train tickets for two and two nights accommodation. (Registered 27 January 1998)
8.Land and Property
Mortgaged terrace house in Exeter, Devon - rental income.
One-third share of terrace house in Salcombe, Devon - no income.
 
BRADY, Graham (Altrincham and Sale West)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional lecturing and public speaking engagements.
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel.
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI.
Member of MORI and Gallup research panels.
Fee received from Underline Communications for hosting Pension Journalist of the Year Award.
 
BRAKE, Thomas (Carshalton and Wallington)
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
8-9 May 1998, I attended a tri-lateral conference of British, French and German Members of Parliament at Chevening, partly funded by Monsanto and Générale des Eaux. (Registered 19 May 1998)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Trustee of the Centre for Environmental Initiatives (non-remunerated).
Governor of Carshalton High School for Girls.
 
BRAND, Dr. Peter (Isle of Wight)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Partner in NHS GP practice, Brading, Isle of Wight.
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
Occasional fees for speaking at various medical conferences in the UK. The fees are paid as a donation to my local constituency party.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Isle of Wight Council car parking pass.
Honorary membership of Royal Solent Yacht Club.
Honorary membership of Seaview Sailing Club.
Honorary membership of Ryde Rowing Club.
6.Overseas visits
1-11 October 1997, to Rome, to attend Europe Blanche XIX conference, organised by the Institut de Science de la Santé, Paris, who paid for my flight and accommodation. (Registered 16 April 1998)
1-3 April 1998, to Monaco, to attend Public Understanding of Vaccination conference, organised by Pasteur Merieux MSD, Lyon, who paid for my flight and accommodation. (Registered 16 April 1998)
22-25 October 1998, to Rome, to attend Europe Blanche XX conference, organised by the Institute de Science de la Santé of Paris, who paid for my flight and accommodation. (Registered 28 October 1998)
8.Land and Property
Beechgrove Surgery, Brading, Isle of Wight.
Beechgrove Lake Surgery, Lake, Isle of Wight.
Both properties owned jointly with my wife, Dr. Jane Brand.
 
BRAZIER, Julian (Canterbury)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Freelance journalism and lecturing: writes articles, broadcasts and gives lectures on a freelance basis only.
 Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000)
Parliamentary adviser to the British Secondary Metals Association. (£1,001-£5,000)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
President of the Conservative Family Campaign.
 
BREED, Colin (Cornwall South East)
1.Remunerated Directorships
Gemini Abrasives Limited; private family owned company.
6.Overseas visits
6-13 November 1997, to Falkland Islands, funded by the Falkland Islands Government. (Registered 22 January 1998)
 
BRINTON, Helen (Peterborough)
Nil.
 
BROOKE, Rt. Hon. Peter (Cities of London and Westminster)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional journalism and speeches.
Chairman of the Building Societies Ombudsman Council.
Adviser to Spencer Stuart & Associates; management consultants.
Member of Lloyd's.
MAPA: All categories of business underwritten except Life.
9.Registrable Shareholdings
(a)Ecole St. Georges S.A.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Member of Council, University of London.
Senior Fellow, Royal College of Art.
Presentation Fellow, King's College, London.
Honorary Fellow, Queen Mary and Westfield College.
President of the British Antique Dealers' Association (honorary, though in receipt of an uncovenanted case of wine at Christmas).
President of the British Art Market Federation.
Trustee, Handel House Trust.
Trustee, Institute of Contemporary British History.
Trustee, Marlburian Club.
Trustee, Wordsworth Trust.
Patron, The Kennet and Avon Canal Partnership Project.
Patron, The Stained Glass Museum 25th Anniversary Appeal.
 
BROWN, Rt. Hon. Gordon (Dunfermline East)
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 Transport and General Workers' Union.
Help from the Labour Party for research.
 
BROWN, Rt. Hon. Nicholas (Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend)
Nil.
 
BROWN, Russell (Dumfries)
Nil.
 
BROWNE, Desmond (Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Advocate, Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh.
Occasional journalism.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Scottish Power are meeting the costs of video conference equipment installed in my constituency office. British Telecom meet the cost of the rental of ISDN line. I pay for maintenance of the ISDN line and the call charges.
6.Overseas visits
24-25 November 1997, to Dublin to meet senior Irish politicians, as a guest of the Irish Government. (Registered 10 December 1997)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Non-remunerated director of East Ayrshire Employment Initiative (since 1 May 1998).
 
BROWNING, Angela (Tiverton and Honiton)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional income from television, radio, journalism.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
9 May 1998, my husband and I were guests of the Football Association for lunch and attendance at Wembley for the final of the FA Vase. (Registered 10 July 1998)
5 June 1998, I was presented with a Honiton lace brooch in a silver case by Honiton Museum and the Honiton Lacemakers. (Registered 10 July 1998)
17 November 1998, I received a Dartington glass decanter from the Board of Exeter and Devon Airport Limited in my constituency to mark the 60th anniversary of the Airport. (Registered 23 November 1998)
 
BRUCE, Ian (South Dorset)
1.Remunerated directorships
Chairman of Ian Bruce Associates Ltd., a recruitment, management and parliamentary consultancy firm, subsuming interests listed below.
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to Telecommunications Managers Association. (£5,001-£10,000)
Parliamentary Adviser to Trevor Gilbert & Associates, Personal Injury Employment Advisers, who are a division of the Recruitment Network Ltd. (£5,001-£10,000)
Opinion poll questionnaires completed on an ad hoc basis for various organisations; fees paid either directly or indirectly to charitable and other good causes.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Research assistant provided by Jubilee Campaign to act as secretariat for All Party Street Children Parliamentary Group and to work on human rights issues, particularly persecution on religious grounds.
Training and provision of RACMSA Competition Licence, and entry in the House of Commons versus the House of Lords Motor Race at Donington Park in May 1998 provided by Jim Russell Racing Drivers' School and Motorsport Industry Association. (Registered 21 May 1998)
6.Overseas visits
7-12 September 1997, study visit to Stockholm, Helsinki, Bonn and Munich, to discuss regulatory issues for telecoms and technology, organised and funded by the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee, ICL and Siemens. (Registered 20 November 1997)
28-29 April 1998, to France for Parliamentary Information Study Committee visit to France Telecoms and Assemblée Nationale in Paris. Travel funded by the Committee with hospitality provided by Bull Information Systems. (Registered 15 May 1998)
7-10 May 1998, to Romania at the invitation of the Pro-Democratia Association to lecture to MPs and their staff on improving the accountability of MPs to their electorate. Flights and accommodation were provided by PDA. (Registered 21 May 1998)
21-22 July 1998, to Luxembourg for study trip to Société Européene des Satellites, ASTRA's headquarters, jointly sponsored by the Parliamentary Cable and Satellite Group and Société Européenne des Satellites. The purpose of the visit was to learn about technological developments in satellite transmission and operations, including digital technology. (Registered 31 July 1998)
13-18 October 1998, study visit to Canada organised by the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee, who funded the travel costs with local hospitality provided by Nortel Networks. (Registered 28 October 1998)
8.Land and Property
Ownership of freehold reversion of properties in Huddersfield.
Residential letting properties in Dorset.
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a) Ian Bruce Associates Ltd.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director, EURIM Limited (unpaid), a company formed to monitor and collate information on the European Informatics Market as it affects E.C. and British legislation and to lobby the E.C. and British ministers and parliamentarians.
 
BRUCE, Malcolm (Gordon)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Regular articles written for Accountancy Age. (£1,001-£5,000)
Occasional broadcasting and journalism fees.
6.Overseas visits
6-7 October 1997, to Gudauri, Georgia, to participate in the Georgian Parliamentary Workshop entitled "The Territorial Organisation of the State: Achievements and Risks of Federalisation and Decentralisation", paid for by the East West Parliamentary Practice Project. (Registered 22 January 1998)
 
BUCK, Karen (Regent's Park and Kensington North)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member, Westminster City Council.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Chair of Governors, Wilberforce School (unremunerated).
 
BURDEN, Richard (Birmingham, Northfield)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional broadcasting fees.
Occasional fees for opinion polls, paid to my constituency party.
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Training and provision of RACMSA Competition Licence, and entry in the House of Commons versus the House of Lords Motor Race at Donington Park in May 1998 provided by Jim Russell Racing Drivers' School and Motorsport Industry Association. (Registered 16 June 1998)
11-12 July 1998, visit to British Grand Prix at Silverstone as guest of Williams Grand Prix Engineering. (Registered 3 September 1998)
Provision of mobile telephone by Motorola. Charge made for calls. (Registered 29 October 1998)
7.Overseas benefits and gifts
7 September 1997, paddock passes for the Italian Grand Prix, provided by Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. All travel and accommodation entirely at my own expense. (Registered 11 November 1997)
 
BURGON, Colin (Elmet)
Nil.
 
BURNETT, John (Torridge and West Devon)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Senior partner of Burd Pearse, Solicitors of Okehampton and Great Torrington.
Partner of A. Craig-Mooney, Solicitors of Tavistock.
Farmer.
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
The Rowntree Trust paid for a constituency organiser leading up to the General Election 1997.
8.Land and Property
Farm and farm cottages in Devon.
 
BURNS, Simon (West Chelmsford)
4.Sponsorship or financial or material support
Contribution of more than 25% of my expenses at the 1997 General Election was made by Sir John Carter of Stock.
 
BURSTOW, Paul (Sutton and Cheam)
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Elected member of London Borough of Sutton Council.
6.Overseas visits
5-7 December 1997, to Stockholm to attend and speak at a conference organised by the ZEUS (Zero Emissions in Urban Society) partnership, who paid for my return flight and accommodation. (Registered 7 December 1997)
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Business Ecologic (non-executive); company provides environmental audits and training for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMES). Funded by DTI and London Borough of Sutton.
Business Link London South (non-executive); company provides business advisory services for SMES in South London.
 
BUTLER, Christine (Castle Point))
Nil.
 
BUTTERFILL, John (Bournemouth West)
1.Remunerated directorships
Conservation Investments Ltd. (property investment company).
Conservation Properties Ltd. (property development company).
Delphi Group PLC (an IT services group).
Miller Non Marine Ltd. (insurance brokers).
2.Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary adviser to British Venture Capital Association (BVCA). (£10,001-£15,000)
Partner, Butterfill Associates (financial, corporate and real estate consultants).
Consultant to Curchod and Co. (Chartered Surveyors) (non-parliamentary).
Occasional fees for radio, television, lectures and journalism.
Member of Harris Parliamentary Panel. (£1-£1,000).
Member of Political Opinion Panel of BPRI (Business Planning and Research International). (£1-£1,000)
6.Overseas visits
10-16 April 1998, study tour to Egypt, accompanied by my wife, at the invitation and expense of the Egyptian Government. (Registered 23 April 1998)
9.Registrable shareholdings
(a)Conservation Investments and subsidiary companies.
10.Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Honorary President, European Property Associates (international property consultancy grouping).
Member of the Council of Management of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals.
 
BYERS, Stephen (North Tyneside)
 
5.Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
15-16 January 1998, attendance at a Franco-British seminar held at Hanbury Manor, Herts. Expenses paid by British Petroleum. (Registered 22 March 1998)



 
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