Lord Ahmed

Nazir Ahmed

Nazir Ahmed

Party

Labour

Address as

Lord Ahmed

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1396
Fax: 020 7219 1384
ahmedn@parliament.uk

Biography

Party groups

Chair, South Yorkshire Labour Party 1994-98; Vice-chair, South Yorkshire Euro-constituency Party 1996-98

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 1990-2000; JP, Rotherham 1992-2000; Founder, British Muslim Councillors Forum 1992-98

International bodies

Member: Kashmir Policy Group 1995-2008, Inter-Parliamentary Union 1998-, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 1998-; Patron, Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission 1998, Al-Shifa, Pakistan 1999-; Head of British Muslim Peace and Recognition Initiative in Darfur

Political interests

Human rights, Kashmiri right of self-determination, conflict resolution, race relations, relations with Muslim countries, dialogue of civilisation, education, immigration, minorities' rights, private diplomacy, release of british teacher Gillian Gibbons

Countries of interest

North Africa, China, Middle East, Russia, USA

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Ahmed, of Rotherham in the County of South Yorkshire 1998

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Blackhorn Properties Limited (property development)

Redbrick Homes Limited (property development)

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Business development manager, Kilnhurst Business Park, Rotherham

Chancellor, British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce (expenses and loss of earnings only, for attending meetings and conferences)

4: Shareholdings (a)

Kilnhurst Business Park, Rotherham

5: Land and property

Guest House in Doncaster

Kilnhurst Business Park, Rotherham

7: Overseas visits

Visit to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, 19-27 February 2011; travel and accommodation provided by Justice Foundation, London, and Government of Azad Kashmir

Visit to Russia, 19-21 June 2011, to attend Kazan Summit 2011; all travel and accommodation paid by British Institute of Technology and e-Commerce, London

Visit to Spain, 13-16 October 2011, to attend a retreat organised by the Cordoba Forum; all travel and accommodation costs were met by the Cordoba Forum (UK)

Visit to Vienna, 27-29 October 2011, to attend Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Conference; all travel and accommodation costs met by OSCE

Visit to Dubai and Qatar, 4-9 January 2011; travel costs were met by Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR); two days' accommodation was paid by Government of Qatar

Visit to Strasbourg, 21 January 2012, to attend a COJEP International (Council for Justice, Equality and Peace) human rights award ceremony; COJEP International paid for travel to Strasbourg and one night's accommodation (Member paid for return flight)

Visit to Barcelona, 3-4 February 2012, as guest of Counsellor General of Pakistan; cost of two nights' accommodation (but not travel) met by Counsellor General of Pakistan

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Newbond Investments Limited

10: Non-financial interests (d)

Fazaldad Human Rights Organisation

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman, Better Tomorrow Institute for Education (charitable school in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan)

Joseph Interfaith Foundation