Crowd-sourcing the RoMI

I’ve already blogged Adams’ entry in the Register of Members Interests at Stormont. In the comments iluvni and Dave mention Iris Robinson and Inquirer has a question on Caitríona Ruane.

Anything else that jumps out feel free to inform the rest of us here.

  • Mark McGregor

    Copying over a few relevant comments from the other entry:

    Member of Parliament. Gross annual remuneration: £64,766. Average hours worked every four weeks: 68.

    Councillor, Castlereagh Borough Council. Gross annual remuneration: £9,738. Average hours worked every four weeks: 10.

    Whats with the Robinsons and their averages. They gave us averages when talking about their food expenses, now they are at it again in the Register…

    So excuse my ignorance but…
    Is Iris Robinson claiming she works an average 68 hours per week or an average of 68 hours total every 4 weeks?
    Posted by iluvni on Nov 29, 2009 @ 07:15 PM

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    It’s every four weeks, iluvni. Both jobs seem to be better paid than blogging. She earns 79.37 per hour for her toil as an MP and 81.15 per hour as a councillor. That’s not a bad hourly rate for a job that requires no qualifications whatsoever.
    Posted by Dave on Nov 29, 2009 @ 07:41 PM

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    Why has Caitriona Ruane not declared her overseas visit to Cyprus earlier this year, which she did as Minister? http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news/news-de/news-de-may-2009/news-de-110509-minister-ruane-speaks.htm

    According to the Declaration of Interests page, “6. Overseas Visits

    This section covers, with certain specified exceptions, overseas visits made by the Member or the Member’s partner, or dependent children, relating to or in any way arising out of membership of the Assembly (including those made in a ministerial capacity), or to the Member’s political activity, where the cost of the visit was not wholly borne by the Member, or by United Kingdom or Northern Ireland public funds.”

    It could also come in under this: “7. Overseas benefits and gifts

    The section covers any gift to the Member or the Member’s partner or dependent children or any material benefit of a value greater than 0.5% of the current salary of an Assembly Member, from any company, organisation or person outside of the UK which in any way relates to membership of the Assembly (including those received in a ministerial capacity) or to a Member’s political activity.”

    Is someone going to alert the authorties to this?
    Posted by Inquirer on Nov 29, 2009 @ 07:55 PM

  • Comrade Stalin

    I always get wound up when people talk about the “qualifications” of people who have attained elected office. In a democracy, the only qualification is being able to persuade people to vote for you.

  • austin

    Employing the wife as a driver seems a bit odd, as Pat Ramsey does. Then again, if Tiger Woods had done the same, his missus mighn’t have bait lumps out of him.

  • wild turkey

    ‘I always get wound up when people talk about the “qualifications” of people who have attained elected office. In a democracy, the only qualification is being able to persuade people to vote for you. ‘

    CS

    Is that your blurb for the Irish edition of ‘Going Rogue’?

    Governor, sorry, citizen Palin must be pleased

    Shucks

  • abc123

    Is the Register of Members’ Interests for all the parties except Provisional Sinn Fein? As usual their motto is “whatever you say, say nothing”. There should be a proper investigation into all Provo Sinn Fein members regarding their ‘interests’. However, I assume the authorities are turning a blind eye on their ill-gotten gains while everyone else has to declare everything.

    Same old story. One law for Provisional Sinn Fein; another law for everyone else.

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