Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
From 22 March 2018 until 16 April 2019, retained by Wena Consult Ltd of Cranbrook House, 61 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IP1 4PG, to provide advice on UK
exports to Middle Eastern
markets. I received £20,000 from Nael Farargy of [private address], beneficial owner of 90% of Wena Consult, on 22 March 2018, as an engagement fee. Hours: 300 hrs. (Registered 17 April 2019; updated 25 June 2019)
Payments from Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors, No 5 The Office Village, Romford Rd, London E15 4EA:
29 February 2019, received £3,000 for work done as part of an advisory panel. Hours: approx. 40 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2019)
Payments received for articles from the Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
12 December 2018, received £400. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 27 December 2018)
Payment of £350 expected for an article written on 11 December 2018. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 February 2019)
3 April 2019, received £350 for an article commissioned and not used. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2019)
30 May 2019, received £270 for an article published on 18 May 2019. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 09 July 2019)
27 June 2019, received £200 for an article published on 10 June 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 July 2019)
14 March 2019, received £500 from Intelligence Squared Ltd, 6th Floor Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ, for taking part in a panel discussion on 4 February 2019. Hours: 5 hrs, including preparation. (Registered 18 April 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO
Box 547, Government Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation with a value of £1,332
Destination of visit: Bahrain
Dates of visit: 25-29 October 2018
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation, with the Conservative Middle East Council
, to the IISS
Manama dialogue 2018 in order to gain a greater understanding of the regional security and strategic challenges.
(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Le Cercle
Address of donor: First Floor, 85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return business class flights £2,786; hotel accommodation £685.37; subsistence and taxis £530; total £4,001.37
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Dates of visit: 29 November - 2 December 2018
Purpose of visit: To attend and address a conference.
(Registered 08 January 2019)
Name of donor: Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group Ltd
Address of donor: 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Reimbursement of expenses (travel, accommodation and subsistence) to a value of £347.21 for a visit organised by Cannabis Europa
Destination of visit: Maison la Chimie, Ile de France, Paris
Dates of visit: 7-8 February 2019
Purpose of visit: Visit organised by Cannabis Europa, to learn more about the medical cannabis industry.
(Registered 14 February 2019)
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG); (2) Zimmer & Co
Address of donor: (1) Suite 15.17, Citibase, 15th Floor Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4Q;
(2) 1139 Morgan Road, Suite 11, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Accommodation and subsistence, £521.76;
(2) Flights, £3,262.19
Destination of visit: Kingston, Jamaica
Dates of visit: 23-26 September 2019
Purpose of visit: To meet Jamaican Ministers and policy makers. I was also due to attend and speak at a conference on the regulatory and legislative framework around policy towards cannabis in Jamaica, but the visit was cut short.
(Registered 24 October 2019)
Name of donor: Centre for Kurdish Progress
Address of donor: 8th Floor, Elizabeth House, 39 York Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7NQ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights to Iraq, £506.64; two nights' accommodation in Iraq, £311.78; three nights shared accommodation in North East Syrian administration guesthouse in Qamishli (Estimate at £25 per night), £75; total value £893.42.
Protocol, transport and security also provided by local authorities.
Destination of visit: Iraq and North East Syria
Dates of visit: 15-20 September 2019
Purpose of visit: APPG for Rojava visit, organised by the donor and Unite the Union, to receive an on the ground update on the political and security situation in North East Syria.
(Registered 28 October 2019)
From 31 January 2019 until further notice, unpaid Chairman of Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group Ltd (CDPRG Ltd) a company which promotes evidence based drug policy, of 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP. (Registered 15 February 2019)
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