MP’s second job salaries revealed

EAST Devon MP Hugo Swire s earnings from second jobs have been revealed under new rules – one position paying him almost �500 an hour.

EAST Devon MP Hugo Swire's earnings from second jobs have been revealed under new rules - one position paying him almost �500 an hour.

The Tory MP for East Devon disclosed in the Register of Members' Interests that he had received �5,904.76 for 12 hours of work as non-executive chairman of Photo-Me International Plc, Surrey.

He also received a salary of �902.74 at Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc, Hertfordshire.

A spokesman on behalf of Mr Swire said: "Mr Swire is out of the country at present and has no wish to comment."


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Disclosure rules, which came into force on July 1, mean MPs have to reveal how much time they spend on non-parliamentary work and what they earn from them.

Mr Swire has listed duties as including 'attending meetings and offering advice.'

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Mr Swire's spokesman referred the Journal to his website, where he writes: "I hold two paid positions outside parliament, non-executive chairman of Photo Me International Plc and non-executive director of Symphony Environmental Plc.

"I have a range of unpaid positions, including being a member of the council of the RNLI as well as numerous other charitable commitments. The knowledge which I have gained from these has been hugely useful to me in Parliament."

Tory MP for Tiverton and Honiton Angela Browning has declared she received up to �5,000 for lectures to Civil Service College, which are paid direct to charities.

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