Ian McCartney

Former Labour MP for Makerfield

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Former Labour MP for Makerfield

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • State Retirement Pensions: Eligibility
  • Terrorism: Compensation
  • Gambling
  • West Bank
  • Gaming Machines

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Trade & Investment), Department of Trade and Industry (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Trade & Investment), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Trade), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (8 May 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Minister of State (Trade), Department of Trade and Industry (8 May 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Minister without Portfolio, Cabinet Office (9 Jan 2006 to 8 May 2006)
  • Minister without Portfolio (4 Nov 2004 to 9 Jan 2006)
  • Minister without Portfolio, Cabinet Office (9 Sep 2004 to 4 Nov 2004)
  • Minister without Portfolio (4 Apr 2003 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions (11 Jun 2001 to 4 Apr 2003)
  • Minister of State, Cabinet Office (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Minister of State (Competitiveness), Department of Trade and Industry (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Aim & Aim Limited; a company which receives my remuneration and expenses for carrying out outside interest work (see Category 2 below). From 30 June 2009 I will do no further remunerated work for the Fluor Corporation. I have taken no income personally from the Fluor remunerations and have instead supported financially my charities and paid for an assistant to work in my Westminster office until 31 May 2009.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Senior adviser to the management team of the Fluor Corporation, London (until 30 June 2009). (£110,000-£115,000) (See Category 1 above).
Guest lecturer to the National School of Government. (Up to £5,000) (Fees forwarded to charity.)
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
Office rent abatement by Wigan Council to reflect the public services offered from the offices and benefits to the community and the council from the use of the premises.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Aim & Aim Limited.
11. Miscellaneous
I am the UK Commissioner General for the Shanghai Expo 2010 event.

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