Charles Wardle

Former Independent MP for Bexhill and Battle

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Charles Wardle is a former MP for Bexhill and Battle.

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Former Independent MP for Bexhill and Battle

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Party was Conservative until 11 Apr 2001

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Recent appearances

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Abuse of Planning Controls 9 May 2001

    I did not get that message, and apologise for that. It has always been my practice to help when I can, and I am sorry that there was no reply to the Minister's communication. I saw her sitting on the Front Bench before the debate started, and I wondered whether I should nip over and give her an outline of my concerns. I apologise that she has not had one.
  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Abuse of Planning Controls 9 May 2001

    I have applied for this Adjournment debate to draw the attention of the House to the alleged abuse of planning controls at Rother district council in my constituency. I wish to make it clear from the outset that the irregularities to which I shall refer do not arise from any obvious deficiency in planning legislation nor, so far as I can tell, are they the result of maladministration or...
  • Border Controls 3 May 2001

    Institutional conservatism is about the only kind of conservatism that I would rail against. Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, a few years ago, several complaints against immigration officers about searches at ports of entry turned out to concern those conducted by customs officials? People confused the two agencies. Does that not highlight the need, at the very least, to be cautious and to...

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Last updated: 14 May 2001.

1. Remunerated directorships
Director (non-executive), Harrods Ltd. (This employment will not involve the provision of any services in my capacity as a Member of Parliament. I have voluntarily deposited an employment agreement in the interests of transparency.) In addition to retailing, business development in oil, gas, mining, e-commerce and satellite mapping.
Punch Ltd. (part of Harrods group); publishers of Punch magazine.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Consultant to the St. Vincent Trust Service, providing advice on parliamentary and other matters in connection with the development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (£10,001-£15,000)
Occasional fees for articles, broadcasts and speaking engagements.
6. Overseas visits
14-16 December 2000, to Rome accompanied by my wife, to stay in the residence of the Taiwanese Ambassador to the Vatican. We were the guests of the Ambassador and his wife at a Christmas concert in the Vatican. We paid our own travelling expenses. (Registered 28 November 2000)

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