One of the recommendations of the Kelly Report into MPs’ expenses and allowances was that all parliamentary candidates should make a declaration of their outside interests when standing for election. The Ministry of Justice has now issued guidance to parties and candidates on how this should be done and this is my declaration, which follows the categories set out in the guidance.
A. Other Paid Jobs. I have no paid employment other than my parliamentary salary. I have occasionally completed an opinion survey for opinion research companies in return for them making a donation direct to a charity.
B. The holding of positions of responsibility in some types of organisations. I hold a number of honorary and unpaid positions.
Hon. Vice-President of Buckinghamshire Mind.
Hon. Vice-President of Oasis Partnership.
Patron, Aylesbury Vale Advocates.
Patron, Chilterns Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Halton.
Holding Trustee (HQ and Aylesbury shop), Age Concern Bucks.
Hon. President, Aylesbury Conservative Club.
Vice-Chairman and Governor, The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (a cross-party body funded by the Foreign Office to help strengthen democratic institutions and political parties in Africa, Eastern Europe and elsewhere in the world).
I have agreed to serve as a Director of the United Kingdom Association, a new cross-party think tank now being established.
C. Relevant Financial Interests
(i) Directorships. None.
(ii) Clients. None.
(iii) Land and Property. None.
(iv) Shareholdings. None.
D. Tax Matters. I support the next Conservative Government’s requirement that anyone who sits in either House will be required by law to be a full UK taxpayer. I confirm that I have not claimed to be, or been, treated as not resident, not ordinarily resident or non-domiciled in the UK for tax purposes.