NEWS: Five Lords come clean on lobby firm interests

Five members of the House of Lords have been named as having financial interests in parliamentary lobbying firms in the first ever register of Lords’ interests.

Five members of the House of Lords have been named as having financial

interests in parliamentary lobbying firms in the first ever register of

Lords’ interests.



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.



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