Jim Dobbin is MP for Heywood and Middleton
A BBC investigation has revealed that more than 20 MPs have breached rules in relation to registering and declaring overseas trips paid for by foreign governments.
The trips taken by Jim Dobbin, his relevant parliamentary activities and his reply to the BBC are below.
The Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester, Jim Dobbin, visited Gibraltar in
with the costs being met by the government of Gibraltar.
Mr Dobbin was accompanied by his wife on two of these trips and her costs were also met by the government of Gibraltar.
Following these trips, Mr Dobbin signed seven early day motions relating to Gibraltar without declaring an interest:
MAJOR COLIN RISSO AND MAJOR JOHN PEREZ / 18.10.2005 / EDM 789
ALBERT POGGIO, OBE / 19.01.2006 / EDM 1433
GIBRALTAR NATIONAL DAY / 24.07.2006 / EDM 2640
BORDER BETWEEN SPAIN AND GIBRALTAR / 08.05.2008 / EDM 1522
BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES AND REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY / 28.01.2009 / EDM 624
GIBRALTAR AND THE EUROPEAN ELECTIONS / 14.05.2009 / EDM 1489
TROOPING THE COLOUR / 10.06.2009 / EDM 1644
Mr Dobbin responded to the BBC saying all his visits to British overseas territories had been declared in the Register of Members' Interests.
He added: "I have written to the Commissioner for Standards seeking guidance and clarification on this matter with reference to representation of overseas territories in the UK Parliament and how this relates to the duties of a Member of Parliament.
"I will, of course, fully accept and abide by the guidance provided by the commissioner."
Other MPs who have breached the rules: