TRIPS to Israel and Japan worth a total of more than £10,000 are among the donations declared by Salisbury MP John Glen in the latest list of MP's financial interests.

The Conservative minister for arts, culture and tourism joined a "fact finding political delegation" to Israel and the West Bank in September 2016. It was funded by Conservative Friends of Israel and worth a total of £2,000.

And in February of this year Mr Glen visited Tokyo and Fukushima in Japan, courtesy of the Japanese Embassy.

The trip cost a total of £9,281.27 and its purpose is listed as "to meet with Japanese parliamentarians, government officials and industry."

The costs included the air ticket, train tickets, accommodation, food, car arrangement, interpretation and an escort.

Mr Glen was also paid £475 for completing surveys for market research companies.

He earned £275 for completing four surveys from ComRes, while the £200 he earned from a single survey for Ipsos MORI was paid directly to an unspecified charity.

Mr Glen also declared his London flat, as well as shares in IT consultancy firm Endava Ltd, listed under "other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000".

Mr Glen said: "My trips to Israel and Japan took place during parliamentary recesses at no expense to UK taxpayers.

"It’s important for parliamentarians to engage with politicians, academics and business leaders overseas and not just stay in the Westminster bubble.

"I visited Israel after numerous invitations and requests to visit from constituents - it was a useful experience where I met with both Israeli and Palestinian representatives.

"My visit to Japan took place whilst working as PPS to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. During a packed visit I met with a number of politicians and think tanks who were keen to understand my views on Brexit.

"All my financial interests are registered as per the rules as they have been since I was first elected. I occasionally get asked to do opinion polls. I use the income to contribute towards the cost of Christmas cards and postage, a Christmas lunch and occasional treats for my staff as well as donations to local charities. I also do surveys nominating local charities as beneficiaries. All income is declared on my tax return."