Member's Name: Dave Thompson
Constituency: Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch
Date on which initial statement lodged: 26 May 2011
All MSPs are required to provide details of their interests under the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12). The Register of Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament lists details of interests registered under categories such as remuneration, heritable property and gifts. More information about the exact nature of information required under each category of interest can be found at Volume 2: sections 1 and 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament.
Information on the exact nature of the requirement under each category can be found in the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006 (asp 12).
Election expenses are not detailed on the Register of Interests as candidate spending returns are collated by the Electoral Commission. Details of spending and donations for all candidates at the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election are available on the Electoral Commission’s website. Donations made to MSPs, other than in relation to Scottish Parliamentary elections, may also require to be registered with the Electoral Commission. Details of such donations are published regularly by the Electoral Commission.
Remuneration and related undertaking:
I am a Vice President of the Trading Standards Institute (the professional body for Trading Standards officers, based at 1 Sylvan Court, Sylvan Way, Southfields Business Park, Basildon SS15 6TH). I anticipate attending occasional meetings in this capacity and expect to receive remuneration of up to £500 per annum.
Interest In Shares:
I am a member of GMB Trade Union.
I am a member of An Comunn Gàidhealach.
I am a member of Inverness Credit Union.
I am a member of Scottish CND.
I am a member of the Trading Standards Institute.
I am a member of the Church of Scotland.
[Ceased interest removed from entry: 11 July 2014]
I am a member of Christian Aid.
I am a member of Marie Curie.
[Ceased interest removed from entry: 5 November 2014]
I am a member of Compassion UK.
I am a member of Smile Train.
I am a member of the Co-operative Group.
I am a member of the Scottish Bible Society.
On 18 June 2013 I attended the Trading Standards Institute’s annual conference in Brighton as a panellist at the opening session of the conference. The total cost of expenses, £294.95, was met by the Trading Standards Institute. I am a Vice-President of the Institute. [Registered 27 June 2013]