James Gray

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James Gray has been the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for North Wiltshire (England) since May 1997.

Relationship with the Tobacco Industry

Accepted Tobacco Hospitality

In May 2011, Gray accepted two tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show worth £1,132.80 from Japan Tobacco International (JTI).[1]

JTI spent £23,000 entertaining MPs in the UK in six months during 2011.[2] For more information on the tobacco industry tactic to offer hospitality to those who could influence the passage of tobacco laws, go to Tobacco Industry Hospitality for UK Politicians.

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Relevant Link

Profile of James Gray on TheyWorkForYou website.

Notes

  1. House of Commons Publications,‘Register of Members' Financial Interests - as at 13th December 2011’ (pdf), 13 December 2011, accessed 15 December 2011
  2. M. Goslett, K. Gladdis, ‘Tobacco firm gave thousands of pounds worth of hospitality to nine MPs who opposed smoking bill’, Daily Mail, 23 November 2011, accessed 16 December 2011