Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 24 July 2001
Previously MP for Yeovil until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Yeovil, 1983-2001. Liberal spokesman for Trade and Industry, 1983-86; Alliance spokesman on education and science, 1987; Liberal Democrat spokesman on Northern Ireland, 1988-92; Leader, Social and Liberal Democrats, 1988-89, Liberal Democrats, 1988-99. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Yeovil
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (15 May 2000 to 11 May 2001)
- Leader of the Liberal Democrats (16 Jul 1988 to 9 Aug 1999)
- Member, Members' Interests Committee (6 Mar 1984 to 26 Feb 1986)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
1. Remunerated directorships
Time Computers Ltd. (non-executive, with specific interest in e-commerce matters)
Such remunerations as are attached to the above posts will not be received by me personally but will be supplementing my office costs allowance and in political and charitable contributions.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Occasional payment received for newspaper and magazine articles, television appearances, and for talks given to companies and other bodies.
9 December 1999
, fee for a speech to a paper company paid by Celebrity Speakers.
23-24 March 2000
, fee for a speech to an information technology company paid by Performing Artistes.
Consultant on venture capital in the human and knowledge management areas to Catalyst Fund Management & Research Ltd.
Such remunerations as are attached to the above post will not be received by me personally but will be supplementing my office costs allowance and in political and charitable contributions.
20 November 2000
, fee for a speech to an international financial company paid by Speakers for Business.
6. Overseas visits
22 January 2000
, to Paris to attend the 'Your Future in Europe' seminar, all travel and accommodation costs for my wife and myself were met by the seminar organisers. (Registered 1 March 2000)
10-12 March 2000, to Paris to attend a conference organised by the New Atlantic Initiative
on Balkan strategies. All costs were met by the conference organisers. (Registered 14 March 2000)
6-12 October 2000
, to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia Herzegovina
, on a fact-finding visit. All costs were met by the Open Society Institute, Washington DC. (Registered 17 October 2000)
21-22 November 2000, to Vienna to attend various events publicising the publication of my book. All costs were met by the British Bookshop in Vienna. (Registered 8 December 2000)
16-19 February 2001
, to Geneva to attend various events publicising the publication of my book. All costs were met by the British Residents Association in Geneva. (Registered 28 February 2001)
18-23 March 2001
, to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Bosnia Herzegovina, on a fact-finding visit. All costs were met by the Open Society Institute, Washington DC. (Registered 24 March 2001)
10. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
I own shares in Westland PLC
in order to attend the AGM
, whose value is less than £100.
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