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Declaration of interests (2018)

Pursuant to paragraph 18 of the Code of conduct for members of the Parliament Assembly

I, the undersigned, on my honour and in full knowledge of the Code of conduct for members of the Parliamentary Assembly, hereby declare:

Mr Virendra SHARMA

Representative
Deputy
Labour

House of Commons
GB - SW1A OAA - London
United Kingdom

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Remunerated professional activities, offices and positions, in the public or private sector, regular or occasional, whether as an employee, liberal professional or as a self-employed person, exercised or held alongside the exercise of the parliamentary mandate and during the two calendar years preceding the current year of office in the PACE.

Professionnal activity, office, position Frequency Amount of income
A1 Member of Parliament Permanent 77379 GBP
B

Activities, employment positions and offices in corporations, institutions or enterprises, public or private, domestic or foreign, as a director, manager, senior executive, shareholder, including notably on boards of directors, administrative boards or supervisory boards, exercised or held alongside the exercise of the parliamentary mandate and during the two calendar years preceding the current year of office in the PACE.

C

Participation, whether remunerated or unremunerated, as a member of a management or advisory body (management, supervisory, advisory or administrative board) of institutions or non-commercial enterprises such as NGOs, associations, charities, foundations, clubs, public or private, domestic or foreign, exercised alongside the exercise of the parliamentary mandate and during the two calendar years preceding the current year of office in the PACE.

Name of the institution or enterprise, and position held Amount of income (if remunerated) Expenses covered
C1 British South India Council of Commerce, Patron 1500 GBP
C2 British Indian Councillors Association
D

Occasional activities, mandates, missions and positions, whether remunerated or unremunerated, as consultant, advisor, expert, lobbyist, lecturer, etc performed alongside the exercise of the parliamentary mandate and during the two calendar years preceding the current year of office in the PACE, including abroad.

E

Membership of friendship groups or interparliamentary relations groups.

Friendship groups and position held (chair, vice-chair or member)
E1 Indo-British APPG, Chair
E2 Cayman Islands APPG, Vice Chair
E3 Nepal APPG, Chair
E4 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community APPG, Treasurer
E5 Diaspora, Development and Migration APPG, Vice Chair
E6 Hindus APPG, Vice Chair
E7 All-Party Parliamentary Group on 'Honour'- Based Abuse, Chair
E8 All-Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences, Chair
E9 All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare, Vice Chair
E10 All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health, Vice Chair
E11 All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health, Officer
E12 All-Party Parliamentary Group on Taxis, Vice Chair
E13 All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Tuberculosis, Co Chair
E14 Title Zoroastrian All-Party Parliamentary Group, Vice Chair
F

Support, whether financial or in terms of staff or material, donations, including sponsorships and money gifts granted by third parties (additional to that provided by the national parliament and the national political party), accepted during the previous calendar year.

Type of support Donor's identity (name, function and address/country)
F1 £2,250 for room hire. This was paid direct to the House of Commons Taxbell Ltd, Prospect House, 67 Boston Manor Rd, Suite 1, Brentford TW8 9JQ
G

Gifts, of a value in excess of 200 €, and other benefits and hospitality (such as meals, travel, transportation, accommodation, sporting or cultural events, etc.), offered by a legal or natural person, including when they are bestowed abroad, accepted during the previous calendar year.

H

Trips and visits abroad and sponsored travels, where the travel, accommodation or subsistence expenses were covered in full or in part by a third party, whether a legal or natural person (other than your national parliament, your national government, or the Parliamentary Assembly), either by public or private funds, during the previous calendar year.

Type and description of the expenses covered, date and place Donor's identity (name, function and address/country)
H1 Travel, accommodation and subsistence Nepal, 5-12 May 2018 British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union, Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
H2 Travel, accommodation and subsistence New York to attend Parliamentarians UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending TB, 24-28 April 2018 Global TB Caucus, 31-33 Bondway, SW8 1SJ, London United Kingdom
H3 Travel, 2-12th January 2018, Accommodation and subsistence for Indian Origin Parliamentarian Conference New Delhi 8-10th January 2018 Indian High Commission, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA
H4 Travel, accommodation and subsistence in Bangladesh for CPA UK Delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 3-11th November 2017 CPA UK, Westminster Hall, London, SW1A 0AA
H5 Accommodation and subsistence, New Delhi 3-8th January 2018 RESULTS UK 31-33 Bondway SW8 1SJ London United Kingdom
I

Miscellaneous – any other relevant interests which do not fall into the other categories mentioned which might influence the performance of my duties in the Parliamentary Assembly, in particular as rapporteur or member of an election observation mission.

J

Declaration of any relevant economic, commercial, financial or other interests, whether professional or personal, of the spouse and other family members, as well as paid or voluntary staff, which might influence the performance of my duties in the Parliamentary Assembly, in particular as rapporteur or member of an election observation mission.

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Comments or explanatory statement in connection with this declaration.