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Thursday, 14 March 2013

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The latest Register of Members Interests has been published. Here are the entries for the very part time member of Parliamnet for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, the 'Rt. Hon.' Gordon Brown.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payments as Distinguished Global Leader in Residence at New York University: Campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi and Florence. Hours: ongoing commitment.
Address: 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012:
Flights paid for me and my staff to New York campuses; value £8,845. (Registered 14 May 2012)
Transport paid for me and my staff to New York campuses; value £1,598.14. (Registered 3 July 2012)
Payment of £126,380 for travel, staff and research fund. (Registered 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this role personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payments as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. Address: Route de la Capite 91-93, 1223 Cologny/Geneva:
Payment for staff and research of £62,500 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 28 March 2012)
Payment for staff and research of £23,271.91 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 14 May 2012)
Airfare, transport and accommodation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, also paid for me and my staff; £10,950.91. (Registered 3 July 2012)
Airfare, transport and accommodation in Geneva, Switzerland, also paid for me and my staff; £2,035.20. (Registered 18 July 2012)
Payment for staff and research of £40,679.51 as Chairman of the World Economic Forum Policy Coordination Group. (Registered 27 November 2012)
Airfare, transport and accommodation in Tianjin, China, also paid for me and my staff; £12,032.38. (Registered 27 November 2012)
Airfare, transport and accommodation in Gurgaon, India, also paid for me and my staff; £15,643.16. (Registered 4 February 2013)
Airfare, transport and accommodation in Dubai, also paid for me and my staff; £8,369.18. (Registered 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Signature advance of £22,500 from Simon and Schuster UK Ltd, for book to be published in 2012. Address: 222 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. Hours: Nil at time of registration. (Registered 20 December 2011)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £124, 494.99 for speech to Troika Dialog and Sberbank in Moscow. Address of Troika Diolog and Sberbank: 4 Romanov Pereulok, Moscow, 125009, Russia. Hours: 4 hrs. Flights and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £4,018.49. (Registered 17 February 2012; updated 28 March 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £101,412.63 for speeches to MPSF, Inc in California. Address of MPSC Inc: 1229 Burlingame Avenue, #204, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA. Hours: 9.40. Flights, accommodation and transport also paid for me and my staff; value £31,290.39. (Registered 14 May 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £335 for flight to University of San Diego in California for speech. Address of University of San Diego: 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 14 May 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £49,006.23 for speech to Institute for Corporate Governance in Copenhagen. Address of Institute of Corporate Governance: Olof Palmes Gade 8, Copenhagen, DK-2100, Denmark. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights, accommodation and transport also paid for me and my staff; value £4,729.47. (Registered 14 May 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Flights and accommodation paid for me and my staff; value £12,470.46 to attend a forum in Mexico City hosted by the Nicolas Berggruen Institute. Address of Nicolas Berggruen Institute: 9720 Wilshire Blvd, 6F Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 3 July 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £49.497.95 for speech to Itau BBA in New York. Address of Itau BBA: Itau BBA USA, 767 5th Avenue, 50th Floor, New York, NY 10153, USA. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights and transport also paid for me and my staff; value £17,001.91. (Registered 3 July 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £60,679.90 for speech to the Abu Dhabi Education Council Abu Dhabi. Address of the Abu Dhabi Education Council: PO Box 36005, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Hours: 1 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £14,059.91. (Registered 3 July 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £60,375.83 for speech to the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Yalta, Ukraine. Address of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation: 2 Mechnikova Street, O1601 Kiev, Ukraine. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff: value £9,843.24. (Registered 27 November 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £48,916.68 plus flight and other costs, for speech to Czech Teleaxis. Address of Czech Teleaxis: Vaclavske namesti 802/56, PalacBlanik, Praha 1, 110 00 Czech Republic. Hours: 2 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £3,895.34. (Registered 27 November 2012; updated 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £61,009.54 plus flight and other costs for speech to the Global Forum Secretariat in Seoul, Korea. Address of the Global Forum Secretariat: Korea Economic Daily, 13F Hankyung Bldg, 441 Junglim-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-791 South Korea. Hours: 4.5 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £12,084.72 (Registered 27 November 2012; updated 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £48,469.03 plus flight and other costs for speech to LL Global Inc. Address of LL Global Inc: 300 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095 USA. Hours: 3 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff; value £20,812.15 (Registered 27 November 2012; updated 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £19,463.64 for speech to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago. Address of Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago: 30 S. Wells St, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Hours: 3.5 hrs. (Registered 27 November 2012)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education. Address: UN Headquarters, New York, NY 10017. Ongoing commitment. (Registered 18 July 2012):
Airfare, accommodation and transport paid by UNESCO; value £5,011.44. (Registered 27 November 2012)
Airfare, accommodation and transport paid by the UN; value £7,790.75, to Timor-Leste. (Registered 27 November 2012)
Airfare paid by UNESCO; value £5,106, to New York. (Registered 27 November 2012)
Airfares paid for me and my staff by UNESCO; value £1,198, to Paris. Accommodation; £560.40 (Registered 27 November 2012; updated 4 February 2013)
Flights, accommodation and transport paid for me and my staff; value £6,645.44 for Launch of Educate a Child to World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Doha. Address of Qatar Foundation: PO Box 5825, Doha, Qatar. Hours 1.5hrs (Registered 4 February 2013)
Payment of £61,286.29 for speech to the Huatuo CEO Business Consultant in Shanghai, China. Address of the the Huatuo CEO Business Consultant: Sunnyworld Center, No 188,Lushan Road, Hexi CBD, Jiayne District,Nanjing, Jiangsu 210019 China. Hours: 5 hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff: value £30,105.46 (Registered 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £22,086.31 for speech to Corsair Capital in Paris, France. Address of Corsair Capital: 717 Fifth Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Hours: 3hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff: value £2,298.57 (Registered 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.
Payment of £48,569.11 for speech to Cisco in Oslo, Norway. Address of Cisco: 170 West Tasman, San Jose, CA 95134, USA. Hours: 3hrs. Flights, transport and accommodation also paid for me and my staff: value £4,157.47 (Registered 4 February 2013)
I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.

7. Overseas benefits and gifts

See also my entries under Category 2.

9. Shareholdings

(a) Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown Ltd; company set up to provide administrative support for Mr and Mrs Brown in their ongoing activities.

11. Miscellaneous

Co-convenor of the Global Campaign for Education high level panel. Unpaid role: research and back-up support provided via members of the GCE Coalition.


 That phrase 'I am not receiving any money from this engagement personally. It is being held by the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown for the employment of staff to support my ongoing involvement in public life.' is really grating on me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, you've got me - I had to add it all up.
The "Rt. Hon" payments total £1,158,993.14
I remember reading a BBC Political Editors blog a few years ago where he remarked upon the "Rt. Hon" as a "..finacial genius" - I though he was taking the piss!
Obviously I was mistaken.
According to UNICEF it only costs "£8,140 to provide a package of essential water and sanitation initiatives to a single school in Ethiopia."
I'm sure that school was happy give up clean drinking water so they could pay £10k+ to have the "Rt. Hon" visit their country instead.