HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 cc674-7W
Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the members of each of the regional development agencies, together with any declared party political affiliation. [64454]

Ms Hewitt

The names of the board members of each of the eight English regional development agencies outside London, together with any political affiliations declared in response to the political activity questionnaire required by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) are as follows:

Surname First name Declared political activity
Advantage West Midlands
Stephenson Alex None
Barnes Richard None
Bhattacharyya Kumar None
Bore Albert Labour
Davis Sue Labour
Harris Anthony None
Holmes Bill Labour
Kaur Stubbs Sukhvinder None
King Christine None
Moore Isabella None
Price Norman None
Sealey Tony None

Surname First name Declared political activity
Sparks David Labour
Tilsley Paul Liberal Democrat
Woods-Scawen Brian None
East of England Development Agency
Watts Vincent None
Ali Roger None
Bagnall Ruth None
Brinton Sal Liberal Democrat
Cereste Marco None
Cherry Alan None
Grant Greg Labour
Martin Peter Conservative
Murray Leo None
Paveley Chris None
Powell Richard None
Reyner Neville None
Shariff Yasmin None
Skinner Marie None
East Midlands Development Agency
Mapp Derek None
Bilgan Kashmir Labour
Bradford Jane None
Carr Bryan None
Chapman Graham Labour
Gadsby Peter None
Gardner Gill Liberal Democrat
Gemmell Samantha None
McLeod Jonathan Labour
Morgan-Webb Patricia None
Patel Rita Labour
Ramsden Peter Labour
Scarborough Andrew Labour
Whittaker Ron None
Wood Christine None
North West Development Agency
Gray Bryan None
Chamberlain Neville None
Doyle Michael Labour
Dunning John None
Goodey Felicity None
Harris Martin None
Jeanes Clive None
Lane Pauleen Labour
Leese Richard Labour
Manning Alan Labour
Mendoros Dennis None
Reade Kath Labour
Ruia Anil Conservative
Smith Brenda None
Storey Michael Liberal Democrat
One Northeast
Bridge John None
Arkley Alistair None
Cantle-Jones Timothy None
Curran Kevin Labour
Dennis Barbara None
Edwards Christopher None
Fisher Jackie None
Hodgson Geoff None
Hughes Philip Independent
Maudslay Richard None
Nolan Jane None
Stringfellow Rita Labour
Walsh David Labour
Williams John Labour
Wilson Susan None

Surname First name Declared political activity
South East of England Development Agency
Willett Allan None
Bodfish Ken Labour
Brighouse Elizabeth Labour
Booth Clive Labour
Brathwaite James Labour
Camfield Barry Labour
Douglas Robert None
Kong Janis None
McAnally Mary None
Oliver Kit Conservative
Read Peter None
Thornber Thomas (Kenneth) Conservative
Ward Sarah Liberal Democrat
Williams Caroline None
Wilson Kevin Labour
South West of England Regional Development Agency
Lickiss Michael None
Ansari Doris Liberal Democrat
Buckland Nicholas None
Chalke Peter Conservative
Costley Nigel Labour
Holland Helen Labour
Kemp Brian None
Leece Michael None
Morris Alfred None
Nicholl Robin Labour
Pope Jeremy None
Porritt Jonathan Green Party
Skellett Colin None
Yorkshire Forward
Hall Graham None
Ashcroft John None
Barker Muriel Labour
Bosomworth Eileen Conservative
Coburn Jeanne None
Cummins Julian Liberal Democrat
Gregory Richard None
Greenwood Brian None
Haskins Christopher Labour
Houghton Stephen Labour
Jagger Paul Labour
King Christopher None
Malik Adeeba None
Pinnock Kathryn Liberal Democrat
Warhurst Pamela Labour

The OCPA declaration covers political activities undertaken during the previous five years, including the name of the party or body for which the board member has been active. Political activities are defined by OCPA as follows:

  • obtained office as a local councillor, MP, MEP etc;
  • stood as a candidate for one of the above offices;
  • spoken on behalf of a party or candidate;
  • acted as a political agent;
  • held office such as chair, treasurer or secretary of a local branch of a party;
  • canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at elections;
  • undertaken any other political activity which the applicant considers relevant;
made a recordable donation to a political party (the requirement for publishing a register of recordable donations, as defined under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, became effective from 16 February 2001).

No other records are kept of political activities by board members.