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Declaration of interests

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:

Lord Leslie GRIFFITHS

Representative
Member of the House of Lords
Labour

House of Lords
GB - SW1A 0PW - 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, including the parliamentary mandate and local elective offices, exercised or held at present and during the last two calendar years.

Professionnal activity, office, position Frequency Amount of income
A1 2017 - 2020 Front bench spokesperson for the Opposition party in the House of Lords, British Parliament. Shadow minister for Wales. Permanent 00 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 at present and during the last two calendar years.

Activity, employment position, office Frequency Amount of income
B1 Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Central Foundation Schools of London Permanent 00 GBP
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 or held at present and during the last two calendar years.

Name of the institution or enterprise, and position held Amount of income (if remunerated) Expenses covered
C1 Trustee of Premier Christian Radio; Vice Chair of the Haiti All Party Parliamentary Group; contributor to religious programming with the BBC 750 GBP 00 GBP
D

Occasional activities, mandates, missions and positions, whether remunerated or unremunerated, as consultant, advisor, expert, lobbyist, lecturer, etc. performed at present and during the last two calendar years, including abroad.

Activity, mandate, mission, position Start date End date Amount of income (if remunerated)
D1 I am a Methodist Minister and I am regularly invited to preach a sermon, give a lecture, within the UK or further afield. I never seek a fee. The following detail indicates a series of lectures I delivered in Indiana 19//2/14/0 19//2/21/0 00 EUR
E

Membership of friendship groups or interparliamentary relations groups.

Friendship groups and position held (chair, vice-chair or member)
E1 Vice Chair Haiti All Party Parliamentary Group; member (retired) of various Methodist Church groups.
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 I am in receipt of two pensions - firstly my State pension and secondly my professional pension. I receive no other monies from anyone or anywhere I am in receipt of the emoluments that relate to my activities in the British House of Lords - this is a per diem arrangement and full details are on the record (and can readily be scrutinized. he British parliament.
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.

Type and description, date Donor's identity (name, function and address/country)
G1 not applicable not applicable
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 As mentioned above, I delivered some lectures to students at Evansville University in the State of Indiana, USA. Travel and accommodation costs were met by my hosts. There was no fee nor did I receive any gifts. The Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Episcopal Church of the United States headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
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.

I1 None.
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 (Those persons named in this section acknowledge that they have been informed and give their consent).

J1 none at this time. The pandemic permitting, I expect to attend an election observation mission in Bulgaria in April 2021
K

Comments or explanatory statement in connection with this declaration.

K1 I am a retired Methodist minister and very new to the world of active politics. It has been a lifelong principle that I must live on money earned through the work I am paid to do. I have never sought, charged, or received gifts that go beyond these limits. If I find myself "compromised" or in danger of being compromised in any way, I will immediately seek advice or make a declaration as may best suit the purpose.