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Introduction

Ministerial Code requirement

Under the terms of the Ministerial Code, ministers must ensure that no conflict arises, or could reasonably be perceived to arise, between their ministerial position and their private interests, financial or otherwise.

On appointment to each new office and for each new subsequent financial year, ministers must provide the Permanent Secretary with a full list in writing of all interests which might be thought to give rise to a conflict. Individual declarations, and a note of any action taken in respect of individual interests, are then passed to the Permanent Secretary to provide advice on any further action as appropriate. The list being published today records the relevant interests held by ministers at the time of publication.

Scope of the list

The published list contains relevant ministerial interests’ current at the date of publication. It also includes any relevant Member of the Senedd declarations. Where a minister has disposed of a relevant interest, or where they did so before taking up ministerial office, it is not included in the list. The list sets out interests currently held by ministers, or their close family members, which might reasonably be perceived to be directly relevant to a minister’s ministerial responsibilities. It also provides details of charities where a minister is a trustee or patron. In addition, ministers may have other associations with charities or non-public organisations, for example, as constituency Member of the Senedd. Such associations may be historic, lapsed or the minister may not be actively involved.

The published list is not an account of all the interests or financial arrangements held by a minister or members of their close family. If it were, it would involve unjustifiable intrusion into the private affairs not only of ministers, but of their close family. Rather it is a list of any such interests, which are, or might reasonably be perceived to be, directly relevant to that particular minister’s public duties. All interests declared by ministers are held by the Permanent Secretary.

Categories of interests disclosed

On appointment, ministers are asked to provide their relevant interests in a number of categories:

  1. Financial interests - The list includes directly relevant interests held by a minister. It is not therefore a list of all financial interests including all investments or loans held by a minister. It indicates where financial interests are held in a blind trust or similar blind management arrangement (significant investments managed by a third party).
  2. Directorships and shareholdings - Shareholdings are not listed where they are considered to be de minimus in nature.
  3. Partnerships or other business interests.
  4. Investment Property - In line with the Member of the Senedd Registers of Interests, property owned and/or occupied by ministers solely for their own use is not included in the list.
  5. Any sponsorship/membership from/of a Trade Union (sponsorship as declared in their Senedd Member declaration).
  6. Any public appointments held.
  7. Links with organisations including charities, not for profit organisations, community organisations, etc.
  8. Details of any disputes with, or investigation by, HM Revenue and Customs or Welsh Revenue Authority.
  9. Any other relevant interests including relevant interests of a close family member.

Rt Hon Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales

(Cardiff West)

Trade Union membership

Unite the Union and Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Member Action in Caerau and Ely
Member Glamorgan County Cricket Club
Member Pontcanna Permanent Allotments Society
Member Labour Land Campaign
Member Cardiff City Supporter’s Trust
Solidarity Member LGBT Labour

Mick Antoniw, Counsel General and Minister for the Constitution

(Pontypridd)

Financial interests Personal Pension Plan but no role in or control over investment decisions

Trade Union membership

Unison, GMB, and Musician’s Union

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Member Llantrisant Workmen’s Club
Member Welsh Labour Grassroots
Member Co-operative Party
Member Institute of Employment Rights
Member Bevan Foundation
Member League Against Cruel Sports
Member Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

Hannah Blythyn, Deputy Minister for Social Partnership

(Delyn)

Trade Union membership

Unite the Union, GMB and Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Patron LGBT Labour
Patron TheFDF (formerly Flintshire Disability Forum)

Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, and Chief Whip

(Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)

Trade Union membership

Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Fan Owner Merthyr Town FC
Vice-President Merthyr Angling Association
Vice-President Ynysowen Male Voice Choir
Patron Merthyr Tydfil Area Osteoporosis Support Group
Honorary President Treharris Phoenix RFC
Any other relevant interests
Spouse employed in constituency office

Rebecca Evans, Minister for Finance and Local Government

(Gower)

Trade Union membership

Unite the Union and Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Champion Internet Watch Foundation
Member Gower Society
Patron Pontarddulais and Hendy Carnival
Patron Loughor Town Band
Member Penclawdd Rugby Club
Joint President of the Festival Committee Gower Folk Festival
Honorary Vice President Mumbles Twinning Association
President Forget-Me-Not Dementia Day Clubs
Member Neath Port Talbot Credit Union and Swansea Bay Credit Union (part of Celtic Credit Union)
Member Court of Swansea University
Any other relevant interests
Sister employed in constituency office

Vaughan Gething, Economy Minister

(Cardiff South & Penarth)

Trade Union membership

Unite the Union, GMB and Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Patron SEF Cymru Homework Club
Vice-President Penarth Sea Cadets
Honorary Member British Veterinary Association
Member CF10 Arms Park Rugby Trust
Member Cardiff and Vale Credit Union
Member Co-operative Party
Any other relevant interests
Spouse Director at Thompsons Solicitors LLP

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales and Trefnydd

(Wrexham)

Trade Union membership

Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Patron Erlas Garden, Wrexham
Patron New Steps, Life After Stroke Club Wrexham
Patron Dynamic, Wrexham
Patron The Venture, Wrexham
Patron Motiv8, Wrexham
Patron Friends of Pedal Power, Wrexham
Patron Dragonsong (community youth choir), Wrexham
Patron Wrexham Youth and Play Partnership
Vice President Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Member Wrexham Supporters Trust
Honorary Member Wrexham Rotary Club
Member Friends of the Vic Youth Centre
Vice President Cantorion Rhos
Any other relevant interests
Partner is employed by Welsh Government

Jane Hutt, Minister for Social Justice

(Vale of Glamorgan)

Trade Union membership

Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Trustee Vale Youth Forum
Honorary President Barry First Responders
Trustee Vale People First
Trustee Ocean Water Sports Trust, Barry
Member Soroptimists International (Barry and District)
Spouse Trustee and Director - Vale of Glamorgan Music Festival
Spouse Honorary Senior Research Fellow - Cardiff University
Spouse Trustee and Director - Cardiff and the Vale Citizens Advice
Spouse Trustee and Director - UWC Atlantic College
Spouse Trustee - Memo Arts Centre

Julie James, Minister for Climate Change

(Swansea West)

Directorships Spouse - Director of Flattout Design Ltd (electronic engineering design)

Trade Union membership

Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Member Aberglasney Gardens
Member Amnesty International
Member Greenpeace
Member Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
Member Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Member Woodland Trust
Member World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Member National Trust
Any other relevant interests
Son - employed in constituency office
Son - employed by Crossflow Energy

Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language

(Neath)

Investment property Jointly owns a residential tenanted property in Swansea

Trade Union membership

GMB and Unite

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Member Neath Area Economic Forum
Member CAMRA
Honorary Vice President Neath Antiquarian Society
Patron Resolven Building Blocks Family Centre
Patron Neath YMCA
Member Neath Port Talbot Credit Union (also known as Celtic Credit Union)
Member Bevan Foundation
Honorary President Pontardawe Royal British Legion
Honorary Patron Neath Little Theatre
Patron LGBT Labour
Patron Neath Polyphonic Choir
Member My Green Valley
Any other relevant interests
Sister - employed by Swansea University

Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services

(Mid & West Wales)

Financial interests Blind trust/ blind management arrangement

Trade Union membership

Unite the Union

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Member Amnesty International
Member House of Lords (Leave of absence)
Member European Movement
Member Labour Movement for Europe
Any other relevant interests
Spouse – Partner in GP Practice

Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Social Services

(Cardiff North)

Trade Union membership

Unite the Union and Unison

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Patron Ethnic Minority Welsh Women Achievement Association
Trustee Life for African Mothers
Vice-President City Hospice (previously George Thomas Hospice)
Honorary President (position frozen) Cardiff Abortion Rights
Member Cooperative Party
Any other relevant interests
Daughter - employed by Public Health Wales

Lynne Neagle, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing

(Torfaen)

Trade Union membership

Unite the Union

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Links with organisations

Patron Torfaen Opportunity Group
Patron Gwent Cancer Support
Patron Gwent Cancer Support Young Person’s Project
Honorary Patron Garnsychan Partnership
Vice President Torfaen Museum Trust
Member Co-operative Party

Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change

(Llanelli)

Trade Union membership

GMB

Trade Union sponsorship information available in Senedd Member Register

Any other relevant interests
Spouse – Employed by Health and Care Research Wales