House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 16th November 2011

DARLING, Rt. Hon. Alistair (Edinburgh South West)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

9 October 2010, I received a fee of £150 for speaking at the Cheltenham Book Festival. Travel and overnight accommodation was provided for myself and my wife. Address: Cheltenham Festivals, 109/11 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS. Hours: 3 hrs approx. (Registered 2 November 2010)

22 October 2010, I received a fee of £500 for reviewing Tony Blair’s book ‘A Journey’. Address of payer: Guardian News and Media, 1 Scott Place, Manchester M3 3GG. Hours: 3-4 hrs. (Registered 2 November 2010)

5 November 2010, I received a fee of £500 for appearing on BBC television programme ‘This Week’. Address of payer: BBC, PO Box 480, Manchester M14 OEL. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 November 2010)

7 December 2010, I received a bottle of malt whisky, estimated value £125, from Hermes Focus Asset Management Ltd, 1 Portsoken Street, London E1 8HZ, for addressing investment managers at a dinner on 15 November 2010. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 17 December 2010)

Contract with Atlantic Books, Ormond House, 26/27 Boswell street, London WC1N 3JW for publication of book. The contract provides for a total advance payment of £75,000 prior to publication.

3 March 2011, I received a payment of £25,000 being the first instalment of an advance in respect of contract. Hours: 400 hrs approx. (Registered 24 March 2011)

7 July 2011, I received a payment of £25,000 being the second instalment of an advance in respect of contract. Hours: 600 hrs approx. (Registered 8 July 2011)

15 September 2011, I received a payment of £25,000 being the third instalment of an advance. Hours: 400 hrs approx. (Registered 2 October 2011)

13 October 2011, I received a payment of £10,000 as VAT due in respect of the second and third instalments of advance. (Registered 4 November 2011)

In respect of the contract with Atlantic Books I have attended the following events . No fee was paid to me but transport and accommodation costs were met as follows:

11 September 2011, Dun Laoghaire Literary Festival, 137 Hillside, Co Dublin, Ireland. Transport costs of £616.30 for myself and my wife met by Atlantic Books. Accommodation paid for by the festival organisers; cost £105. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 2 October 2011)

16 September 2011, Woodstock Literary Festival, 301 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 3NY. Transport costs for myself and my wife of £132.60 paid by festival organisers and £43 paid for by Atlantic Books. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 2 October 2011)

19 September 2011, book signing organised by the Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10, who met costs of £109.50. Additional cost of £48 met by Atlantic Books. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 2 October 2011)

21 September 2011, Ely Book Festival. Transport costs £264.72 paid by Atlantic Books. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 2 October 2011)

30 September 2011, Henley Festival. Transport costs £264.65 paid by Atlantic Books. Festival organisers paid for additional transport and a gift of wine; total cost £82. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 2 October 2011)

5 October 2011, Wimbledon Book Festival, 1 Archway Mews, 241 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2PE. Transport costs of £58.15 plus VAT for my wife and me paid by festival organisers. Flights Edinburgh to London paid by Atlantic books; cost £138. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 15 October 2011)

8 October 2011, Cheltenham Book Festival. 109/11 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS. Transport and accommodation costs of £183.15 for my wife and me paid by festival organisers. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 15 October 2011)

13 October 2011, event organised by City Books, 23 Western Road, Hove BN3. Event costs of £770 (plus VAT) plus transport and refreshment costs of £69 for my wife and me paid by Atlantic Books. I also received a book token worth £50. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 15 October 2011)

22 October 2011, Durham Book Festival. The cost of return transport for my wife and me from Edinburgh to Durham; estimated cost £159, and our overnight accommodation; estimated cost £109, was paid for by East Coast Trains and Radisson Blu Hotels respectively, in their capacity as festival sponsors. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 4 November 2011)

28 October 2011, Hebridean Book Festival, Stornaway. Air transport from Edinburgh to Stornoway for my wife and me provided by Atlantic Books; cost £426.12. No accommodation costs. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 4 November 2001)

4 November 2011, Lennoxlove Book Festival, Lennoxlove House, Haddington, East Lothian. Accommodation provided for my wife and me; value £225. Hours: approximately 2 hrs plus travel. (Registered 4 November 2011)

Payments from The Times newspaper, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1TT:

28 March 2011, I received six bottles of wine, approximate value £89, from The Times, in respect of chairing a session at a conference organised by the newspaper. Hours: 3 hrs approx. (Registered 6 April 2011)

8 July 2011, I received a fee of £600 for an article for The Times. Hours: 3-4 approx. (Registered 8 July 2011)

Fees for speeches paid by JLA Associates, 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW:

20 October 2010, I received a fee of £9,350 for addressing the Association of Financial Markets in Europe. Hours: 6-7 hours approx. (Registered 2 November 2010)

26 November 2010, I received a fee of £10,200 for addressing a seminar organised by Dewey & leBoeuf, solicitors, London. Hours: 6-7 approx. (Registered 9 December 2010)

1 February 2011, I received a fee of £12,750 for speaking at The Centre of Political and Foreign Affairs in Paris. Transport from Edinburgh to Paris and returning to London was provided for myself and my wife; total cost £1,902. Accommodation was also provided for myself and my wife; total cost £1,345.77. Hours: approx 48 hrs. (Registered 13 February 2011)

7 April 2011, I received a fee of £10,200 for addressing a dinner organised by Cinven, London. Hours: approx 6 hrs. (Registered 25 April 2011)

7 April 2011, I received a fee of £12,750 for addressing a dinner organised by Macquarrrie Group, London. Hours: approx 6 hrs. (Registered 25 April 2011)

23 June 2011, I received a fee of £15,300 for speaking at an event organised by Bloombergs in London. Hours: 6-7 approx. (Registered 8 July 2011)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: Meridiam

Address of donor: 5 Allee Scheffer, L-2520 Luxembourg

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): train fare and accommodation in Paris; total value £937.61

Destination of visit: Paris

Date of visit: 26 April 2011

Purpose of visit: attending seminar

(Registered 17 May 2011)

Prepared 17th November 2011