Five members of the House of Lords have been named as having financial
interests in parliamentary lobbying firms in the first ever register of
The House agreed in November to follow MPs’ example in setting up a
register of interests in the wake of the Nolan Committee report on
standards in public life. Declaration of interests is now mandatory for
Lords if they have a financial interest in businesses involved in
parliamentary lobbying on behalf of clients and where they are rewarded
in some way for giving parliamentary advice.
The five listed for their interests in lobbying companies are: Lord
Carrington, a director of Chime Communications; the Earl of Hardwicke,
an account executive for Ludgate Laud; Lord Lovell Davis, chairman of
Pettifor Morrow and Associates; Lord McNally, a director and employee of
Shandwick Consultants; and Baroness Turner, a non-executive director of
Ian Greer Associates.
The parliamentary advisers section names 22 Lords. Lovell Davis is also
an adviser to Mars and Baroness Turner of Camden is also parliamentary
consultant to Halifax Building Society Staff Union.