Derek Wyatt

Former Labour MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey

@wyattd

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Clause 4 — Obligation to notify subscribers of reported infringements 7 Apr 2010

    It is alarming, although not surprising, that it took me a search of the internet to discover exactly what amendments had been tabled, rather than finding out through the Vote Office. I have raised my confusion about the Bill with the Secretary of State privately. I own the e-mail system that is predominantly used by my family-I sign it off. If one of member of my family was illegally file...
  • Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] 6 Apr 2010

    It is a pleasure to follow my great friend, the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Foster). Judging by what Opposition Front-Benchers said, I thought for one moment that he was going to be the MP for Bath and Munster, but perhaps not. I pay great thanks to the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Ham (Mr. Timms), who is on the...
  • Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] 6 Apr 2010

    No, not yet. In January this year, Google had a problem in China, and it forgot to think about where it would take its problem. It decided then that it did not need to talk to the State Department in Washington, but it certainly is now, and the one good thing about Google's demise in China was a brilliant speech by Hillary Clinton about what the internet is and what it stands for. Her vision...

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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

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Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Middle East: Armed Conflict
  • Rushenden Link Road
  • Correspondence
  • Child Support Agency
  • British Council

Other offices held in the past

  • PPS (Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE, Minister of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (27 Mar 2007 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (28 May 2004 to 10 Jan 2005)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: 1) Chinese Government
2) All-Party Parliamentary China Group
Address of donor: 1) c/o China Embassy, 49-51 Portland Place, London
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):
1) hospitality; £1,166
2) air ticket; £770 (from donations previously registered)
Destination of visit: Lhasa,Tibet
Date of visit: 10-19 September 2009
Purpose of visit: to consider the question of Tibet
Name of donor: Qatar Financial Centre Authority
Address of donor: PO Box 23245, Doha, Qatar.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3208.59
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar.
Date of visit: 29 September to 2 October 2009
Purpose of visit: to attend FT Rethinking the Future of Finance Conference
(Registered 20 October 2009)
Name of donor: Nominet
Address of donor: Minerva House, Edmund Halley Road, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4DQ.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1203: this includes travel, accommodation, food and incidental expenses.
Destination of visit: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Date of visit: 14-19 November 2009
Purpose of visit: to attend the United Nations Internet Governance Forum
(Registered 17 December 2009)
Name of donor: (1) Columbia University
(2) All-Party Parliamentary Group on Communications
Address of donor: (1) 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027-6902, USA.
(2) House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £605 economy ticket
(2) £672 (hotel and meals)
Destination of visit: New York, USA.
Date of visit: 22-25 October 2009
Purpose of visit: to speak at CITI's Annual State of Telecom Conference
(Registered 17 December 2009)
Name of donor: Nominet
Address of donor: Minerva House, Edmund Halley Road, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4DQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, ground travel and incidental expenses to the value of £1190
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Date of visit: 24-17 January 2010
Purpose of visit: to attend the Congressional Internet Caucus State of the Net Conference as a representative of the All-Party Communications Group, as well as a number of relevant meetings with US officials
(Registered 10 February 2010)
Address of donor: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £900 flight; £360 hotel
Destination of visit: Vancouver
Date of visit: 11-14 March 2010
Purpose of visit: to speak on the legacy of the Olympics
(Registered 24 March 2010)
11. Miscellaneous
Member of International Advisory Committee of Whistling Woods International, Mumbai; a film and television institute. No fees attached.

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