Register of Interests

Member's Name: Richard Lyle

Constituency: Uddingston and Bellshill

Date on which initial statement lodged: 12 May 2016

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).


Remuneration and related undertaking:
No registrable interests

Gifts:
No registrable interests

Overseas visits:
From 7 to 11 October 2014 I was part of a cross-party delegation of MSPs who visited the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the invitation of the Director General, Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh Office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China Department (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). The delegation held meetings with a number of Government departments, trade and cultural organisations including; President MA Ying-Jeou and Madame Ma, Scottish Development International (Taiwan Office), Ministry of Transport and Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei City Council, Straits Exchange Foundation, British Trade and Cultural Office, Hsinchu Science Park, Green Energy and Environment Research Lab, King Car Whisky Distillery and the National Centre for Traditional Arts. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £2780, accommodation £528, bus £133, high speed rail £12, food £163, tickets for 101, opera and hot spring £59. The total cost was £3,675 met in its entirety by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). I also received gifts, which included a vase, a tie and tie pin, a glass ornament and a book. The values of the items are below the threshold for registration in the gifts category.


From 19 to 20 July 2017 I undertook a visit to Neuchâtel, Switzerland at the invitation of Research and Development at Philip Morris Industries, Philip Morris International (PMI) Research & Development Department (a tobacco company of Quai Jeanrenaud, 2000 Neuchâte, Switzerland). I participated in meetings with Senior Researchers and Developers, was hosted by PMI for Dinner and was provided with a tour of the Research Facility known as “The Cube”. The cost of the visit was; air ticket £358.73, accommodation £192.39, food and refreshments £139.39, transfers £125.33. The total cost was £815.84 met in its entirety by Philip Morris Industries. [Registered 01 August 2017]


From 12 August to 17 August 2018 I participated in a visit, by the Cross-Party Group Building Bridges with Israel, to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. During the course of the visit the CPG travelled extensively across Israel and in addition visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I met with many organisations and individuals to hear and discuss issues of concern and areas for possible future engagement. The costs of my visit were met by the Embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom (MFA) (of 2 Palace Green, Kensington, London W8 4QB) and in respect of my travel, accommodation and hospitality are estimated to be of the value of £2,200. [Registered 29 August 2018]

Controlled transactions:
No registrable interests

Heritable property:
No registrable interests

Interest in shares:
No registrable interests

Voluntary:
I am the Honorary President of Orbiston Bowling Club.


I am an honorary member of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain (Scottish Section).


On 26 May 2016 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any horse race meeting in Scotland during 2016. The badge is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 16 June 2016]


On 19 December 2017 I received a benefit in kind of a metal badge received from Scottish Racing (a racing industry marketing organisation) which entitles the bearer to admittance to any race meeting in Scotland during 2018. The badge does not have a monetary value as it is not purchasable publicly and the value which someone could derive from it could vary, depending on the number of meetings that they attend. I do not consider this to meet the prejudice test. [Registered 21 December 2017]

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