The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 18th April 2011
AMESS, David (Southend West)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. (£5,001–£10,000)
Received annual payment of £6,000 on 21 December 2009. Hours: 100 hrs. (Registered 7 January 2010)
18 March 2011, payment of £75 from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion research interview in February 2011. Hours: 15 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 30 March 2011)
(a) Donations to the constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
Name of donor: Southend West Dining Club
Address of donor: Kevin Thomas, Bird Luckin Ltd, Aquila House, Waterloo Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1BW.
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000. No individual donor gave more than £1,500.
Donor status: group of individuals
(Registered 15 June 2010)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Qatar Government
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): estimated value £5,000.
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar.
Date of visit: 30 May to 2 June 2010
Purpose of visit: to attend the Forum on Democracy
(Registered 15 June 2010)
Name of donor: Voluntary Service Organisation
Address of donor: Carlton House, 27A Carlton Drive, London SW15 2BS
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,404.37
Destination of visit: Manila and Ifugao Province, Philippines
Date of visit: 22 August-3 September 2010
Purpose of visit: to participate in VSO’s Parliamentarian Volunteering Scheme
(Registered 24 September 2010)
Name of donor: Iran Liberty Association
Address of donor: Trafalgar House, Granville Place, Mill Hill, London NW7 3SA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Travel and hotel accommodation value £4487.57
Destination of visit: New York
Date of visit: 20-23 September 2010
Purpose of visit: to deliver a speech on behalf of the Iranian community
(Registered 7 October 2010)
Name of donor: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO)
Address of donor: 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £7,752.29, including business class flights, accommodation, transportation and meals
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 19-26 February 2011
Purpose of visit: to strengthen bilateral ties and deepen understanding between the UK and Hong Kong, and to update knowledge and awareness of Hong Kong’s political, social and economic development
(Registered 21 March 2011)
Trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust.
Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.