Owen Paterson MP- Remuneration for Services rendered to Randox Laboratories Ltd

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Bartholomew Sholto

Dear House of Commons,

I seek the following information under the UK freedom of information act in relation to Owen Paterson MP. He has recently taken up a part time business role as President of Randox Laboratories Ltd. The details of his remuneration package, including expenses and stock options are not listed under the register of Members interests. Why is this?

Kindly provide full details of Owen Paterson's remuneration, including expenses, bonuses, stock options accrued to him in relation to his part time business role as President of Randox Laboratories Ltd.

In the event that you do not have this information kindly identify where it might be located.

Yours faithfully,

Bart Sholto

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Dear House of Commons,

 

I seek the following information under the UK freedom of information act
in relation to Owen Paterson MP. He has recently taken up a part time 
business role as President of Randox Laboratories Ltd. The details of his
remuneration package, including expenses and stock options are not listed
under the register of Members interests. Why is this?

 

Kindly provide full  details of Owen Paterson's remuneration, including
expenses, bonuses, stock options accrued to him in relation to his part
time business role as President of Randox Laboratories Ltd.

 

In the event that you do not have this information kindly identify where
it might be located.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Bart Sholto

 

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Dear Mr Sholto,

 

Freedom of Information Request F15-421

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You asked
questions about Mr Owen Paterson’s entry under the Register of Members’
Interests, which we have sought to answer below.

 

Please note that, while we endeavour to be as helpful as possible, the
Freedom of Information Act provides the requester with an access right to
recorded information held by the House of Commons. It does not extend, for
example, to requests for views, explanations or comments about a
particular matter unless this information is recorded.

 

The Register of Members' Financial Interests is published on our web pages
and the most recent edition, dated 10 August 2015, is available here:
[1]http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa....

 

You asked why the Register does not include details of the remuneration
package for Mr Owen Paterson’s part time appointment with Randox
Laboratories Ltd, including expenses and stock options. We would not
necessarily expect the Register to include this information at this stage.

 

The website of the Government’s Advisory Committee on Business
Appointments, published on 11 August 2015, states that Mr Paterson took up
his position with Randox Laboratories Ltd in August 2015. The requirement
to record outside employment in the Register of Members’ Financial
Interests is normally triggered by receipt of a payment. And under the
rules agreed by the House, once an MP has received a payment received from
an outside employer, he/she has 28 days to register that payment.

 

You also asked for full details of Mr Paterson's remuneration, including
expenses, bonuses and stock options accrued to him in relation to his part
time business with Randox Laboratories Ltd. At the time of your request,
this information is not held by the House of Commons.

 

Some of this information would not, in any case, be included in the
Register or held by the House of Commons. Members who undertake outside
work are required to register remuneration including bonuses; but they do
not register expenses unless they are taxable. Stock options are not
registrable unless they are part of the Member’s remuneration package, or
unless their value exceeds the threshold for registering shareholdings
(over £70,000).

 

You may wish to consider asking Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP for the
information you seek. Contact details are available at:
[2]http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-o.... However, Members
of Parliament are not public authorities for the purposes of the Freedom
of Information Act. This means that they are not obliged to respond to
requests made under the Act. Similarly, the Act does not apply to
political parties.

 

It may also help you to know that information about the Government’s
Advisory Committee on Business Appointments is available here:
[3]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....
The detailed rules which explain exactly which interests are to be
registered are set out in the Guide to the Rules relating to the Conduct
of Members. These rules have been revised for the 2015 Parliament, and are
available here:
[4]http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa....

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Carole Fisher | IRIS Officer
Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service | House of
Commons

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