Register of Lords' Interests

The Register of Lords' Interests lists every relevant interest registered by Members of the House of Lords. The Register is updated every 15 minutes, except during recess.

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Lord Paddick
Nil
No registrable interests
Baroness Paisley of St George's
Nil
On leave of absence; exempt from registration
Lord Palmer
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Managing partner, family farming partnership
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
BP (oil)
Barclays plc (banking)
British American Tobacco plc
Fidelity Funds America Fund (banking)
Forth Ports plc
GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals)
PepsiCo Inc Capital Stock (leisure)
Royal Dutch Shell (oil)
Category 5: Land and property
Flat in London SW1, from which rental income is received
Farmland near Edinburgh; farmland and cottages in Berwickshire
Residual beneficiary of Patience Estate (St Lucia)
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Reception given by Food and Drink Federation, 1 July 2014
Reception given by Energy Institute, 8 July 2014
As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association
Category 9: Miscellaneous financial interests
House and garden is open by appointment to visiting public throughout the year and regularly on Thursdays and Sundays from mid-May to end September
FIM Timber Growth Fund (forestry)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
President, Renewable Energy Authority (transport division)
Convenor, Lords and Commons Cigar and Pipe Smokers' Club
Lord Palmer of Childs Hill
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, Property Redress Scheme Advisory Council
Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Israel and West Bank, 27 September - 2 October 2013, organised by Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel (LDFI); cost of fares, accommodation and entertainment met by LDFI (with part cost of flights and some incidental costs paid by Israeli hosts); accompanied by wife who personally contributed to her costs
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Guest lecturer, accompanied by wife, on cruise on Black Watch, 18 August - 1 September 2013, operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines; hospitality (but no flights) provided (no fee was paid)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Vice President, Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel
President , Liberal Democrat Friends of Armed Forces
Lord Palumbo
Category 1: Directorships
Member, Advisory Board, MerchantBridge & Co (investment company)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Adviser Emeritus, Whitgift School
Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Serpentine Gallery
Royal Fine Art Commission Trust
Lord Palumbo of Southwark
Category 1: Directorships
Director, Ministry of Sound Group Ltd (dance music and nightclub)
Lord Pannick
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Practising member of the Bar
Contributes fortnightly column on legal issues for The Times
Category 9: Miscellaneous financial interests
Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Bencher, Gray's Inn
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chairman, Legal Friends of Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Lord Parekh
Category 5: Land and property
House in Kenton, Middlesex owned jointly with wife from which rental income is received
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Director & Vice President, Nirman Foundation (US-based family foundation)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Member of Court, University of Bedfordshire
Member of Court, University of Hull
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Anne Frank Educational Trust
Trustee, Rathbone Trust
Trustee, Black Umbrella Trust
Lord Parkinson
Category 1: Directorships
Director, Great Queen Street Consultants (management company owned jointly by Member and wife, and to which all income from the Member's other directorships is paid)
Henderson Rowe Ltd (investment management)
InTechnology plc (online data storage and retrieval)
Jarvis Group (building and construction)
Jarvis Commercial Properties Ltd (property investment)
Director, Broad Street Place Development (property)
Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
Great Queen Street Consultants (see category 1)
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
5% shareholding, Henderson Rowe Ltd (see category 1)
Baroness Parminter
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Charity Consultant (non-practising)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, RSPCA
Trustee, Institute for Public Policy Research
Lord Patel
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Council Member, Medical Research Council
Professor of Obstetrics & Consultant Obstetrician, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee (retired)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Chancellor, University of Dundee
Lord Patel of Blackburn
Category 5: Land and property
Property in Blackburn from which rental income is received
Lord Patel of Bradford
Category 1: Directorships
Chairman, Bradford Teaching NHS Hospitals Trust
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Professor, University of East London (undertake work on a variety of research and consultancy projects with a range of government departments and academic institutions, particularly in the health, social care and criminal justice areas)
Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Bahrain, 12-17 April 2014, as member of parliamentary delegation invited by Government of Bahrain on fact finding mission to look at human rights issues and other areas of policy; travel and accommodation paid for by Government of Bahrain
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Senior Partner, Community Innovations Enterprise Limited Liability Partnership (CIE LLP) (agency that provides research and service evaluation that promotes equality, human rights and inclusion)
Chairman, National Prison Drug Treatment Strategy Review Group
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chairman, User Voice (charity working with offenders)
Lord Patten
Category 1: Directorships
Non-executive Director, Lockheed Martin Holdings UK Ltd (wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security company)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Senior Adviser, Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP (UK & European private equity)
Adviser, Thomas Goode & Co Ltd (luxury goods)
Adviser, Lockheed Martin International (global security company)
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
GlaxoSmithKline plc (pharmaceuticals)
Burberry Group plc (luxury clothing)
Experian plc (global information services)
Lockheed Martin Corporation (global security company)
HSBC plc (international banking and financial services)
Unilever plc (multinational consumer goods company)
Royal Dutch Shell plc (oil and gas)
Vodafone Group plc (telecommunications)
Lord Patten of Barnes
Category 1: Directorships
Non-executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates Inc (company research)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member, European Advisory Board, Bridgepoint (private equity group)
Member, EDF Stakeholder Advisory Panel (electricity)
Occasional income from writing and speaking engagements
Member, International Advisory Board of BP (energy)
Adviser, Hutchison Europe (telecomms, property, transport)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Chancellor, Oxford University
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President, Committee to propose reforms on Vatican Media
International Adviser, Praemium Imperiale, Japan Art Association
Co-chair, India-UK Roundtable
Co-Chair, British Council Italy-UK Annual Conference
Trustee, the Tablet Journal
Lord Paul
Category 1: Directorships
Chairman & Director, Caparo Group Ltd (UK-based industrial manufacturing company with operating subsidiary in Europe; parent company Caparo International Corp)
Category 4: Shareholdings (a)
Together with Paul family members jointly and indirectly interested in the whole of the share capital of a number of businesses in UK and internationally; the shares are held through family trusts and principal businesses are: Caparo Group Limited (manufacturing in UK and Poland); Caparo Holdings (US) Limited (manufacturing in North America); Caparo India Limited (conference and leisure centre in India); Caparo Engineering India Limited (manufacturing in India); Caparo Middle East (industrial products sales, warehousing and distribution in Middle East)
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
Core VCT plc
Core VCT IV plc
Category 5: Land and property
Three apartments in Coppet, Switzerland, from which rental income is received when tenanted
Farmland, Buckinghamshire, from which rental income is received
Two cottages, Buckinghamshire, from which rental income is received when tenanted
Apartment, London
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Chair, PiggyBankKids Projects Ltd (charity)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton
Chancellor, University of Westminster
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair of Trustees, Ambika Paul Foundation (charity)
Lord Pearson of Rannoch
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
Jupiter Strategic Bond Fund
Government of Switzerland 2.5% Bonds
Artemis Income Fund
Invesco Perpetual Income Fund
Jupiter Growth and Income Fund
Jupiter Merlin Income Fund
M&G Global Dividend and Income Fund
Jupiter Merlin Real Return Fund
Tesco Personal Finance Real Return Fund
Threadneedle Investment Funds
First Property Group
All shareholdings are managed by a company and the Member has no influence over any of the dealings
Category 5: Land and property
Deer forest and forestry in West Highlands of Scotland, including residential property
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Member, Global Britain
Trustee, Rannoch Charitable Trust
Sole Patron, Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Earl Peel
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Lord Chamberlain of the Queen's Household
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
JP Morgan Fleming Overseas Investment Trust (investment trust)
Absolute Return Trust Limited (listed hedge fund)
Brevan Howard Macro Limited (listed hedge fund)
BH Global Limited (listed hedge fund)
ETFS Metal Securities Limited (Gold ETF)
Moonpig.com plc (personalised greeting card company)
King Street (hedge fund)
Moore Macro Managers Fund (hedge fund)
Palomino Fund (hedge fund)
Category 5: Land and property
Moorland and farms in North Yorkshire let on agricultural tenancies
Residential property in North Yorkshire
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Trustee, Castle Hill Trust
Lord Pendry
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
President, Football Foundation Ltd (sports development charity)
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
As a member of the Lords and Commons Cigar Club I receive regular hospitality and invitations to events during the course of the calendar year which together amount to more than £140 and all of which are paid for by the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association.
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Develop Youth Through Sports Trust
Baroness Perry of Southwark
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
President, DLD Sixth Form College London (honorarium)
Member of the Board, Abbey Plus Colleges (honorarium)
Chair of the Governing Body of Kaplan College and Law School
Lord Peston
Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Governor, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Speakability
Bishop of Peterborough
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
In receipt of episcopal stipend
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Council Member, Oak Hill College
Governor, St Andrew's Healthcare
Governor, Oakham School
Governor, Uppingham School
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Farming Community Network
Lord Phillips of Sudbury
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Trustee, Age UK Funeral Trust
Consultant, Bates, Wells and Braithwaite (Sudbury)
Category 5: Land and property
Properties in Sudbury, Suffolk
8 acre wood, Arger Fenn, Suffolk
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk (a charity)
President, Citizenship Foundation (a charity)
President, Solicitors Pro Bono Group (alias Law Works) (a charity)
Trustee, Phillips Fund (a charity)
President, Sudbury Society (a charity)
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
President, International Court of Qatar
Non-resident Judge, Court of Final Appeal, Hong Kong
Expected appointment as arbitrator
Category 5: Land and property
Ownership of forestry, Pen Afon Nedd, Wales
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Chancellor, Bournemouth University
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chairman, European Maritime Law Organisation
President, British Maritime Law Association
Baroness Pinnock
Category 1: Directorships
Non-executive Director, Yorkshire Water Services Ltd
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Elected Councillor, Kirklees Council
Local Government Peer, Local Government Association (short, fixed term contracts to work with named Council)
Category 5: Land and property
House in Huddersfield, from which rental income is received
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Governor, Whitcliffe Mount School, Cleckheaton
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Scholes Village Shelter
Baroness Pitkeathley
Category 1: Directorships
Non-executive Director, Third Sector PR (PR for charities)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chair, Professional Standards Authority (formerly Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Vice President, Carers UK
Ambassador, National Voices
Trustee, Cumberland Lodge
Trustee, Big Society Trust
Lord Plant of Highfield
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Professor of Jurisprudence and Philosophy, and Fellow, King's College, London (retired 31.08.10; part-time thereafter in same post)
Professor at Sciences Po, Paris (one semester a year, part-time)
Income from academic writings, books and lectures
Professor, University of Tallinn, Estonia (expenses and payment for individual lectures)
Visiting Professor, Institute for Political Studies, Catholic University of Lisbon (expenses, subsistence and payment for lectures)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Professor of Humanities, University of Winchester
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Governor, Pilgrims' School Winchester
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair of Trustees, Hansard Trust
Baroness Platt of Writtle
Nil
On leave of absence; exempt from registration
Lord Plumb
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Farming
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Fellow, Royal Agricultural College
Member, International Policy Council Agriculture and Trade
National Sheep Association
Chairman, International Agricultural Training Programme
Member, Campden Food Research Association
Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
Category 1: Directorships
Director, Eastsib Holding Company Ltd (oil and gas)
Director, Rostneftegaz (private oil and gas company registered in Russia; not the state oil company)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Magistrate and Justice of the Peace, Central London Panel, Central London Youth Panel and Greater London Family Panel
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
President, British Uzbek Society
Lord Popat
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
In receipt of ministerial salary as Lord in Waiting
Category 5: Land and property
Office investment in Harrow
Residential investment in Pinner
Residential investment in London
One residential property in Cambridgeshire from which rental income is received
Bishop of Portsmouth
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
In receipt of episcopal stipend
Category 5: Land and property
Terraced house in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Chair of Directors, Churches Together in England
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Governor, University of Portsmouth
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Chair and trustee, Portsmouth Diocesan Board of Finance
Chair and trustee, Portsmouth Diocesan Education Trust
Chair and trustee, Portsmouth Diocesan Council for Social Responsibility
Chair and trustee, E C Roberts Trust
Chair and trustee, Grigg Smith Bequest Trust
Lord Powell of Bayswater
Category 1: Directorships
Chairman, LVMH (Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton) Services UK
Director, Financière Agache
Director, LVMH (Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton)
Director, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Director, Matheson & Co
Director, Textron Corporation
Director, Hong Kong Land Holdings
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Chairman, Rolls-Royce International Advisory Board
Chairman, Advisory Board, Bowmark Capital
Member, Barrick Gold International Advisory Board
Member, Advisory Board, Thales UK
Member, International Advisory Board, ACE Insurance
Adviser, BAE Systems
Adviser, HCL Technologies (India)
Adviser, Northern Trust Corporation (wealth management)
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
Caterpillar Inc (heavy machinery)
Textron Corporation (corporate jets/helicopters)
Schindler Group (elevators/escalators)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Business Ambassador, Prime Minister's Business Ambassadors' Network
Member, Advisory Board, Aspide GmbH
Category 10: Non-financial interests (b)
Chairman of Trustees, Said Business School Foundation, Oxford University
Vice-Chairman, Fudan University Business School, Advisory Board, Shanghai
Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Trustee, British Museum Trust
Trustee, Aspen Institute (USA)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Trustee and Non-executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies
Chairman, Atlantic Partnership
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Member, Global Board of Advisers to the Council on Foreign Relations
Trustee, Margaret Thatcher Archives Trust
Trustee, Said Foundation
Baroness Prashar
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member of the Committee appointed to consider UK's involvement in Iraq
Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Deputy Chair, British Council
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Governor and Member of Management Committee, Ditchley Foundation
Trustee, Cumberland Lodge
President, UK Council for International Student Affairs
President, Community Foundation Network
President, National Literacy Trust
Lord Prescott
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Fee received from MGN Limited Company to write a weekly column in Sunday Mirror newspaper
Fee received from Cobra Network Ltd for delivering a keynote speech at Cobra Network annual conference on 5 March 2014 in Newport, Gwent
Attended panel discussion at British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) annual conference in Manchester, 15 May 2014; fee, overnight accommodation and travel expenses paid by BIBA
Attended panel discussion at Yorkshire International Business Convention, in Magna, Rotherham, 16 May 2014; fee and travel expenses paid by Regional International Business Conventions Ltd
Guest on BBC2 'Backchat' programme (19 November 2014); fee and travel expenses paid by Tiger Aspect Productions
Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Cuba, 18-25 November 2013, to produce article for Guardian Weekend Travel Magazine; flights organised and paid by Journey Latin America; hotel and subsistence paid by Cuban Tourist Board
Visit to Washington DC, USA, 26–28 February 2014, to attend and speak at 2nd GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit; no fee received but flights, hotel and subsistence paid by GLOBE International
Visit to Berlin, Germany, 1-2 April 2014, for meetings with Globe International members, Ministers and climate negotiators; travel and expenses paid by Globe International, overnight accommodation at the British Ambassador’s residence
Visit to Delhi, India, 4–8 February 2014, to speak at Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014; flights paid by British Embassy; transfers and hotel accommodation provided by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI); subsistence paid by Globe International
Visit to Paris, France, 19-20 May 2014, to attend meetings with climate negotiators organised by Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International); subsistence and travel expenses paid by GLOBE
Visit to Mexico, 5-8 June 2014, to attend meetings at Mexican Congress with climate negotiators organised by Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International); hotel and travel expenses paid by GLOBE
Visit to Guiyang, China, 8-12 July 2014, to attend Eco-Forum Global (EFG) Annual Summer Conference to give speech at opening ceremony; flights and accommodation provided by EFG, Beijing, China
Visit to Paris, France, 21 October 2014, to attend meeting arranged by Center for Political and Foreign Affairs; fee, hotel accommodation and travel expenses paid for by Center for Political and Foreign Affairs
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Board Member, Hull Kingston Rovers Rugby League Club
Lord Prior
Nil
On leave of absence; exempt from registration
Baroness Prosser
Category 1: Directorships
Director, Trade Union Fund Managers Ltd (company that oversees investments of participating trade unions)
Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Ludwigshafen, Germany, 23-24 July 2013, as part of a delegation sponsored by the Industry and Parliament Trust (registered charity), to look at impact of chemical industry on economic growth and developing industrial policy; costs of visit met by BASF
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Director, Lionel Cooke Memorial Fund Limited (limited company)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Companion, Institute of Management
Trustee, Industry and Parliament Trust (registered charity)
Director, Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) (registered charity established to encourage management and employee engagement)
Lord Prys-Davies
Nil
On leave of absence; exempt from registration
Lord Purvis of Tweed
Category 1: Directorships
Self-employed consultant and sole trader trading as Jeremy Purvis; income from interests registered in category 2 is paid to Jeremy Purvis)
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Policy and Strategy Adviser, Scottish Liberal Democrats (payment to Jeremy Purvis - see category 1)
Category 7: Overseas visits
Visit to Muscat, Oman, 10-11 February 2014; flights and travel paid through the Arab Partnership and British Council Oman; accommodation paid by the Majlis Oman
Visit to Republic of China (Taiwan), 28 December 2013 - 4 January 2014, as guest of government; cost of visit met by Government of Taiwan
Category 8: Gifts, benefits and hospitality
Honorary membership of National Liberal Club
Category 10: Non-financial interests (c)
Board Member, Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre, Peebles
Lord Puttnam
Category 1: Directorships
Senior Non-executive Director, Promethean World plc (technology hardware)
Director, Enigma Productions Ltd (film & tv)
Chairman, Atticus Education
Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Consultant, TES Global Advisory Board (TES Global Ltd, Ed Tech Business and owners of TES and THE)
President, Film Distributors Association (independent Chair of industry body)
Member, Advisory Board of Accenture (Ireland)
Chair, Academic Board, Pearson College
Category 4: Shareholdings (b)
Promethean World plc (technology hardware)
All other holdings are held in two pension funds which are run by Rathbones and administered by Praxis
Enigma Productions Ltd
Atticus Education Ltd
Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)
Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Burma
Digital Champion (appointed by Minister of Communications, Republic of Ireland)
Category 10: Non-financial interests (d)
Deputy Chair, Hansard Society
Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)
Trustee, Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation
Ambassador, UNICEF UK
Trustee, Thomson Foundation

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