It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for East Hampshire (Damian Hinds). It will be a surprise for the hon. Member for Derby North (Chris Williamson) to know that I found a Conservative on a Select Committee who was actually in favour of Labour’s proposals. I refer to the Treasury Select Committee of 2010, which said in its fourth report of the Session:...
The Minister raises an important point about the cost, and it is worth bearing it in mind that the Dutch Central Planning Bureau, which does this for nine political parties in Holland, has about 350 members of staff. Has the Treasury estimated how much it would cost to resource it properly?
I am grateful to the Minister for giving way yet again; she is giving up a great deal of her time. Robert Chote appeared before the Treasury Committee, and, while he did say that if he were pressured to an unbelievable extent the work would be possible, he made very clear that he was not happy with the idea of having to press it too quickly. Moreover, the resources required would be...
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Conservative MP for Wyre Forest
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- Financial Services: Education
- Courts: Closures
- London Midland
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2012 to 12 Jun 2013)
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Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Address of donor: 25 Bank Street, London E14 5JP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: reimbursement of flight and hotel costs (£820 in total) associated with being guest speaker
at finance conference with the Personal Finance Education Group
which I attended in my role as Vice-Chair of the All-Party Group on Financial Education
Date of receipt of donation: 29 October 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 29 October 2013
Donor status: company, registration BR000746
(Registered 18 November 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from Arup, Cambridge Assessment, City of London, GKN
, John Swire & Sons)
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £1,302; hotel accommodation, transport and meals with a value of £757.49; £2,059.49 in total
Date of visit: 24-29 April 2014
Purpose of visit: To understand more about ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and religious freedom in China; to support bids by British business and deepen engagement with the National People's Congress
(Registered 13 May 2014)
Member of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers of London, sitting as chairman of the Investment Committee and attending quarterly meetings. Paid a nominal sum of 10 pence on attendance.
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