Japan Tobacco International: Hospitality for UK MPs

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Since 2011, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has provided hospitality and tickets to Members of Parliament for various events, including the Chelsea Flower Show, Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Cricket Test Matches at the Oval.

In 2014, Imperial Tobacco provided Wimbledon tennis tickets and hospitality to a number of MPs which are also included in the following table.

MPs Who Accepted Tobacco Industry Hospitality (2011-2014)

The details in the following table have been acquired from the publicly available House of Commons Registers of Members' Financial Interests.

MP Constituency Party 2011[1] 2012[2] 2013[3] 2014[4]
Nigel Adams Selby & Ainsty Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets on 2 consecutive days totalling approximately £2,376
Brian Binley Northampton South Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80; Glyndebourne Opera Festival - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80
Crispin Blunt Reigate Conservative Test Match cricket at the Oval £694.80
Nicholas Brown Newcastle Upon Tyne East Labour Glyndebourne Opera Festival – 2 tickets “value under £2,000”
Aidan Burley Cannock Chase Conservative Test Match cricket at the Oval £579 Men’s Wimbledon Tennis final - 2 tickets valued at £1,600 from Imperial Tobacco
Alun Cairns Vale of Glamorgan Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,188
Christopher Chope Christchurch Conservative Glyndebourne Opera Festival - 2 tickets worth £1,534; Twickenham – 2 tickets worth £400[5] Chelsea Flower Show – 2 tickets worth £1,404
Therese Coffey Suffolk Costal Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80
Oliver Colvile Plymouth, Sutton & Devonport Conservative Test Match cricket at the Oval £694.80 Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,260
Simon Danczuk Rochdale Labour Test Match cricket at the Oval – 2 tickets worth £1,389.60
Glyn Davies Montgomeryshire Conservative Chelsea Flower Show – 2 tickets worth £1,404
Jim Dowd Lewisham West & Penge Labour Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,188 Glyndebourne Opera Festival - 2 tickets worth £1,533.32
Michael Ellis Northampton North Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80
Nigel Evans Ribble Valley Conservative Chelsea Flower Show – 1 ticket worth £556.40; Paul McCartney concert at the O2 arena – 2 tickets worth £350
Mark Field Cities of London & Westminster Conservative Men’s Wimbledon Tennis final - 2 tickets valued at £1,600 from Imperial Tobacco
Edward Garnier Harborough Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Chelsea Flower Show – 2 tickets worth £1,404
Cheryl Gillan Chesham & Amersham Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 (not declared in House of Commons Register of Members’ financial interests but was declared in the Wales Office Hospitality Register)[6]
James Gray North Wiltshire Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80
Philip Hammond Runnymede & Weybridge Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,188 Guests of JTI at Berkeley Hotel with Japanese Ambassador – 2 tickets worth £700[5]
Simon Hart Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire Conservative Chelsea Flower Show – 2 tickets worth £1,404
Stephen Hepburn Jarrow Labour Chelsea Flower Show – 1 tickets worth £702
Gerald Howarth Aldershot Conservative Chelsea Flower Show – 2 tickets worth £1,404
Lindsay Hoyle Chorley Labour Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,260
Gerald Kaufman Manchester, Gorton Labour Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,278
Karl McCartney Lincoln Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80
Stephen Metcalfe South Basildon & East Thurrock Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80
David Morris Morecambe & Lunsdale Conservative Chelsea Flower Show – 2 tickets worth £1,404; trip to visit JTI Lisnafillan factory in Northern Ireland, including flights and hotel totalling £668.74
Richard Ottaway Croydon South Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,150
Christopher Pincher Tamworth Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80
Mark Pritchard The Wrekin Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Wimbledon – 2 tickets worth £1,600 from Imperial Tobacco
Laurence Robertson Tewkesbury Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,188
Andrew Rosindell Romford Conservative Test Match cricket at the Oval – 2 tickets worth £1,447.50
Alec Shelbrooke Elmet & Rothwell Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,260
Mark Spencer Sherwood Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Chelsea Flower Show ticket £594; ticket to the Freedom Dinner £80
Gerry Sutcliffe Bradford South Labour Chelsea Flower Show ticket - £702
Robert Walter North Dorset Conservative Glyndebourne Opera Festival - 2 tickets worth £1,533.32
Angela Watkinson Hornchurch & Upminster Conservative Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,132.80 Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,188 Chelsea Flower Show - 2 tickets worth £1,260 Chelsea Flower Show – 2 tickets worth £1,404

Notes

  1. House of Commons Publications, Register of Members' Financial Interests - 13th December 2011 report, 13 December 2011, accessed December 2011
  2. House of Commons Publications, Register of Members' Financial Interests - 4th February 2013 report, 4th February 2013, accessed February 2015
  3. House of Commons Publications,Register of Members' Financial Interests – 8 July 2013 report, 8 July 2013, accessed February 2015
  4. House of Commons Publications, Register of Members’ Financial Interests – 9 February 2015 report, 9 February 2015, accessed February 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 House of Commons Publications, Register of Members’ Financial Interests – 2 June 2014 report, 2 June 2014, accessed February 2015
  6. Wales Office, Hospitality register for Secretary of State (Cheryl Gillan) Q2 2011, 12 December 2011, accessed December 2011