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Theresa Villiers MP: Foreign trips and rule breaches

Theresa Villiers
Theresa Villiers is the MP for Chipping Barnet

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 Theresa Villiers, her relevant parliamentary activity and her reply are below.


Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet Theresa Villiers visited Cyprus in October 2005 , October 2007 and October 2009

These trips were paid for by the Municipality of Morphou and the office of the Mayor of Morphou.


On 10 January 2006 Mrs Villiers asked the foreign secretary to make a statement on Cyprus (question number 40197) and asked an additional supplementary question. On this occasion, no interest appears to have been declared.


Mrs Villiers told the BBC: "The visit was declared on the House of Commons Register of Members' Interests and was therefore public knowledge. However, I recognise that when tabling a question, I should have noted an interest. This was an error on my part and I will be writing to the registrar to make this clear."

Other MPs who have breached the rules:

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