Alan Milburn

Former Labour MP for Darlington

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Recent appearances

  • Heavy Goods Vehicles (Seat Belts) 8 Dec 2009

    On that point, I fully understand and welcome the fact that the various associations are campaigning and giving a profile to the issue, so as to encourage more truck drivers to wear belts when they are fitted. I want to ask the Minister two simple and specific things. First, alongside that campaign, may we have a small, specific campaign run by the Department for Transport, the two...
  • Heavy Goods Vehicles (Seat Belts) 8 Dec 2009

    I am grateful to Mr. Speaker for the opportunity to have this debate on what may seem a small and somewhat arcane issue of fitting seat belts to heavy goods vehicles. However, on occasion small issues have large consequences and, in this case, it can be a matter of life or death. Normally, discussions about road safety and heavy goods vehicles focus on their role in accidents and fatalities...
  • Bill Presented: Social Mobility and the Professions 11 Jun 2009

    It is always a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Havant (Mr. Willetts). At some points in his speech, his insight and knowledge were in danger of creating a progressive consensus in the House; then, however, he lapsed into criticism rather deeper than I would have expected from him. It is also a great pleasure to follow the Minister, whom I congratulate on her appointment to an...

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Former Labour MP for Darlington

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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


Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Child Sex Offenders
  • Railways
  • Revenue and Customs: Darlington
  • Crime: Darlington
  • Incapacity Benefit

Other offices held in the past

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office (9 Sep 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Chairman, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (28 May 2004 to 21 Sep 2004)
  • Secretary of State, Department of Health (11 Oct 1999 to 12 Jun 2003)
  • Chief Secretary, HM Treasury (24 Dec 1998 to 11 Oct 1999)
  • Minister of State, Department of Health (5 May 1997 to 23 Dec 1998)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
A M Strategy Limited, established November 2006, to undertake media/consultancy work.
Diaverum Healthcare AB (non-executive). Remuneration paid annually.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for articles for The Times (Up to £5,000).
Fees for articles for The Guardian (Up to £5,000)
Fees for articles in the Sunday Times. (Up to £5,000)
Member of Lloydspharmacy's Healthcare Advisory Panel. (£25,001-£30,000) Payment made through A M Strategy Limited (see Category 1 above). Remuneration paid annually.
Member of European Advisory Board of Bridgepoint Capital Limited. (£30,001-£35,000) Remuneration paid annually.
Member of the Advisory Board of PepsiCo UK. (£20,001-£25,000) Remuneration paid annually.
Received fee of £9200 for giving speech to Avail Consulting event, London, in June 2009. Address: Avail Consulting, 87-91 Newman Street, London W1T 3EY. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 12 October 2009)
Speech to Royal Bank of Scotland healthcare conference in November 2009, for which I was paid £5,198. Address of payer: JLA, 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 11 January 2010)
Participation in AstraZeneca private seminar in December 2009 for which I was paid £2,344. Address of payer: TBC. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 January 2010)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Office of Tony Blair: Africa Governance Initiative
Address of donor: PO Box 60519, London W2 7JU.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): approximately £3000
Destination of visit: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Date of visit: 16 - 18 September 2009
Purpose of visit: to meet with the Government of Sierra Leone as part of the Office of Tony Blair: Africa Governance Initiative
(Registered 12 October 2009)
8. Land and Property
Rental income from a house in London, which I jointly own.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) A M Strategy Limited.

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