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Title: DrOfficial Last Name: AikenOfficial First Name: StephenUsual First Name: SteveDate of Birth: 16/06/1962Party: Ulster Unionist PartyConstituency: South Antrim
1. Employment and Earnings
None. (Registered 3 April 2017)
2. Donations and other support
Ulster Unionist Party provided donation of £1250.00 which I received on 24 March 2017. (Registered 3 April 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality
30 June - 1 July 2016: I attended the Merriman Summer School, Ennis, County Clare as a Panel Member on the topic 'To find the answering voices that they seek': Ireland (North & South), Britain and Europe - In
the aftermath of the UK Referendum. Received 1 night accommodation and meal (€110) and an Honorarium (€200). (Registered 3 April 2017)
23 - 24 February 2017: I attended the Centre for Cross Border Studies Annual Conference in Armagh on the topic 'Building and maintaining future relationships; within, across and beyond these islands'. Received a meal and 1 night accommodation. (Registered 3 April 2017)
13 – 15 October 2017: I attended the Annual Conference of European Young Conservatives (4 Matthew Parker Street ,London, SW1H 9HQ), held in Warsaw, as an invited speaker. I received cost of flights (£550) and cost of hotel accommodation (£327). (Registered 23 October 2017)
29 November – 2 December 2018: On behalf of the Ulster Unionist Party, I attended the international conference, 'Twenty Years of Peace: Progress and Possibilities in Northern Ireland', at Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Yale University paid for the return flight business class (Dublin to New York), airport transfers, hospitality, subsistence and two nights’ accommodation at the Omni Hotel. (Registered 18 December 2018)
27 – 28 February 2019: As an invited panellist, I attended the conference Brexit and the Future of British-Irish Relations, held at National University of Ireland, Galway. The University of Notre Dame (Dublin) paid for hotel accommodation and return travel by train. (Registered 15 March 2019)
13 -14 September 2019: I attended the Alternative Arrangements Commission Roundtable Conference. Prosperity UK covered the cost of four meals and one night’s accommodation in the Carrickdale Hotel, Dundalk, County Louth. (Registered 17 October 2019)
6. Land and Property
8. Unremunerated interests
Board Member, Christian Aid Ireland (appointed 15 October 2019). (Registered 11 November 2019)
9. Family members who benefit from Office Cost Expenditure
I employ my spouse in the post of Policy, Communications and Research Officer (employment commenced on 20 June 2016). (Registered 3 April 2017)
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