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The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 30th January 2012
GRANT, Helen (Maidstone and The Weald)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Designated Member of Grants Solicitors LLP, The Old Tithe Barn, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey CRO 4RE. I rarely practice as a solicitor but receive drawings from the firm.
Drawings in January 2011: £2,972.35 (gross). Hours: 4 hrs for partnership management and new business activities; no fee earning hours worked. (Registered 4 February 2011)
Drawings in April 2011: £4,000 (gross). Hours: 4 hrs for partnership management and new business activities; no fee earning hours worked. (Registered 31 May 2011)
Drawings in May 2011: £2,000 (gross). Hours: 4 hrs for partnership management and cashflow issues; no fee earning hours worked. (Registered 2 June 2011)
Drawings in June 2011: £2,000 (gross). Hours: 4 hrs for partnership management; no fee earning hours worked. (Registered 9 July 2011)
Drawings in July 2011: £2,000 (gross). Hours: 6 hrs for partnership management; no fee earning hours worked. (Registered 24 August 2011)
Drawings in September 2011: £3,000 (gross). Hours: 10 hrs for partnership management; no fee earning hours worked. (Registered 12 October 2011)
Drawings in October 2011: £2,100 (gross). Hours: less than 5 hours partnership management time worked. (Registered 30 November 2011)
Drawings in November 2011: £2,800 (gross). Hours: less than 8 hours worked for management and fee earning. (Registered 12 December 2011)
Fee of £3,000 for speaking at an international business managers’ conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Name and address of payer: Mr Mike Wooi, MW Communications, 5 Starnes Court, Union Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1EB. Flights, hotel accommodation and subsistence for my husband and me from 21-29 January 2011 were also paid; value £4,210. Hours: 12.5 hrs (excluding travelling time). (Registered 4 February 2011)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of External Affairs, India
Address of donor: South Block, New Delhi 110 011
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights to and from India and internal flights, hotel accommodation, food and other travel costs for period 17-24 September 2011; total approximately £8,000. (From 24-30 September I stayed in India at my own expense.)
Destination of visit: India
Date of visit: 17-30 September 2011
Purpose of visit: as part of a delegation of the Conservative Friends of India at the invitation of the High Commission in London and the Ministry of External Affairs, Delhi, meeting politicians and businessmen in Delhi and Mumbai.
(Registered 26 October 2011)
Name of donor:
1) Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS)
2) British Airways
Address of donor:
1) 13 Cowley Street, London SW1P 3LZ
2) Waterside, PO Box 365, Harmondsworth, UB7 0GB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
1) Return flight; cost £1,001.93. Other costs were borne relating to internal transfers, meals and accommodation for three days. These costs were minimal due to UK MoD infrastructure being used whenever possible.
2) Upgraded by the airline free of charge from economy to club class on return journey; estimated retail value £3,209.
Destination of visit: Canada
Date of visit: 1-5 September 2011
Purpose of visit: as part of the AFPS to allow MPs to experience service life and to improve their understanding of the training and the associated resource implications required to train the army and prepare it for operations.
(Registered 26 October 2011)
8. Land and Property
Commercial offices and storage in Croydon, Surrey.