Declaration of Members' Interests (21 July 2005)
Sir Stuart Bell
Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Barrister (non-practising)
Overseas visits: 12-14 October 2004, to Shanghai, China, to attend Michelin Bibendum Challenge Conference. Hotel and flight expenses paid by Michelin. (Registered 10 November 2004)
Registrable shareholdings: SpenView Ltd; private holding company which owns the shares of SpenView Communications Ltd and SpenView Publications Ltd.
Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: Director (unremunerated) SpenView Ltd.
Sponsorship or financial or material support: Sheffield City Council provide me with an office at a reduced charge which contributes towards rent and rates. Staff, furniture and cleaning costs are paid by myself; heating and lighting is provided by the Council.
Overseas visits:13-16 February 2004, to Saudi Arabia, at the invitation of the Advisory Council of Saudi Arabia, who provided flights, accommodation and meals, and arrangements made by the Council for Arab-British Understanding. (Registered 20 April 2004).
4-7 April 2004, to Qatar, to attend the Conference on Democracy and Free Trade, with flights, accommodation and meals provided by the Government of Qatar. (Registered 20 April 2004)
11-14 June 2004, to Portugal as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Football Team, with travel, accommodation and hospitality by the Portuguese Parliament. (Registered 5 July 2004)
Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: International and government affairs and parliamentary adviser to BAES Integrated System Technology (Insyte, formerly known as AMS Limited); a defence electronics company. (Up to £5,000).
Overseas visits: 17-20 June 2004, to West Bank and Gaza with the UK Joint Parliamentary Middle East Councils to discuss local and regional security, economic and political issues. Travel and accommodation expenses met by the UK joint Parliamentary Middle East Councils. (Registered 7 September 2004).
20 September-1 October 2004, to India with the Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India, visiting Delhi, Kerala, Bangalore and Hyderabad to be briefed on political and economic developments in India with particular reference to the information technology and life science sectors. Travel and accommodation expenses met by the Government of India. (Registered 21 October 2004).
26 December 2004-9 January 2005, to India with Lords and Commons Cricket Club, visiting Mumbai, Udaipur and New Delhi to represent UK Parliament playing against the Indian Parliament amongst other teams. Met own travel costs to India; accommodation and travel costs within India for self and immediate family supported by a combination of tour sponsors (principally, KPMG, Aviva, Castrol India, FICCI, NASSCOM, BG, Emirates Standard Chartered and Parador Properties) and the Government of India. (Registered 17 January 2005).
Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: Director of CAABU (The Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding Ltd.) (appointed 25 November 2004); Director of Middle East International (appointed 16 December 2004).
Remunerated, employment, office, profession etc: Arable farming in the UK; Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Overseas visits: 29 April-4 May 2004, to Doha, Qatar, to improve relations between UK parliamentarians and the Government of Qatar. (Registered 12 May 2004).
19-26 September 2004, to China, to improve relations between UK parliamentarians and the Government of China. I was a guest of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party, who paid for hotel accommodation and internal flights within China. International air fares were paid for by Maurice Bennett, of Phase Eight. (Registered 20 December 2004).
Land and Property: Agricultural holdings in Norfolk and Gloucestershire. Small amount of forestry in Scotland.
Sponsorship or financial or material support: A researcher based in my office works exclusively for the Trade Union Group of Labour MPs, of which I am Secretary. In this role she receives funding from Thompsons Solicitors. My constituency party has received a registrable donation from the GMB Union. (Registered 7 April 2005). My constituency party received a donation from the GMB trade union. (Registered 26 May 2005).
Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Parliamentary Adviser to Bromcom Computers PLC (10,001-£15,000)
Sponsorship or financial or material support: donation to my constituency association from the Chelwood Club, a fund-raising organisation which supports constituencies in the area. (Registered 18 May 2005).
Overseas visits: 20-21 October 2004, accommodation and meals in the Maldives for myself and my wife courtesy of the Government of the Maldives (provided as an extension of CPA delegation visit) (Registered 25 October 2004).
Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Consultant to Certis Europe (formerly ProAgro BV, formerly Hortichem). (£5,001-£10,000); Parliamentary consultant to Punch Taverns, 9-30 July 2004. (Up to £5,000).
Overseas visits: 13-15 February 2005, to Finland, to visit Olkiluoto power station and the Parliament in Helsinki, sponsored by the Nuclear Industry Association. (Registered 17 February 2005)
Remunerated directorships: County Pub Company Limited, trading as The County Inn Public House.
Land and Property: Land in Cambuslang on which County Inn is situated (see Category 1). Residential flat in London SW1, from which rental income is received.
Registrable shareholdings: County Pub Company Ltd.
Overseas visits: 24-26 August 2004, to Stavanger, Norway, to visit Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) conference and exhibition, with the British Offshore Oil and Gas All-Party Parliamentary Group. Flights, accommodation, transport and hospitality sponsored by UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA), Statoil and Chevron Texaco. (Registered 9 September 2004).
Overseas visits: 18-25 September 2004, to Vietnam as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Vietnam Group. The in-country costs were met by the National Assembly of Vietnam. (Air fares were met by IPU with a contribution from the British Council.) (Registered 11 October 2004).