House of Commons

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

STRAW, Rt. Hon. Jack (Blackburn)

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

Payments from News International Supply Co Ltd. Address: Cygnet Park, 200 Serpentine Way, Peterborough PE7 8FD:

Payment of £500 for article in The Times 30 July 2010. Hours: 4 hrs approx, plus unquantifiable thinking time. (Registered 18 October 2010)

8 November 2010, payment of £500 for article in The Times. Hours: 12 hrs, plus indeterminate amount of time researching the article. (Registered 7 December 2010)

6 December 2010, payment of £300 for article in The Times, 13 November 2010. Hours: 2 hrs, plus indeterminate amount of time researching the article. (Registered 29 March 2011)

7 March 2011, payment of £500 for article in The Times, 10 February 2011. Hours: 4 hrs, plus indeterminate amount of time researching the article. (Registered 29 March 2011)

28 March 2011, payment of £700 for book review for The Times, 12 November 2010. Hours: approx 12-15 hrs. (Registered 29 March 2011)

28 March 2011, payment of £650 for book review for The Times, 26 February 2010. Hours: approx 10-12 hrs. (Registered 29 March 2011)

28 March 2011, payment of £500 for article in The Times, 5 March 2011. Hours: 4-5 hrs, plus indeterminate amount of time researching the article. (Registered 29 March 2011)

26 April 2011, payment of £500 for column in The Times, 28 March 2011. Hours: approx 4 hrs, plus an indeterminate time preparing and thinking about the article. (Registered 14 June 2011)

15 May 2011, payment of £500 for column in The Times, 26 April 2011. Hours: approx 4 hrs, plus an indeterminate time preparing and thinking about the article. (Registered 14 June 2011)

23 May 2011, payment of £500 for column in The Times, 4 May 2011. Hours: approx 4 hrs, plus an indeterminate time preparing and thinking about the article. (Registered 14 June 2011)

6 June 2011, payment of £500 for column in The Sun, 19 May 2011. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 14 June 2011)

13 June 2011, payment of £500 for book review for The Times, May 2011. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 14 June 2011)

4 July 2011, payment of £500 for article for The Sun on car insurance. ours: 3 hrs. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2011)

11 July 2011,  payment of £500 for article for The Times on Turkey. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2011)

11 July 2011, payment of £500 for article for The Times on car insurance. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2011)

1 August 2011, payment of £500 for article for The Times on press regulation Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2011)

19 October 2010, presentation on foreign policy for the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Paris. Fee received £8,000, plus travel provided for me and my wife who accompanied me. Hours: 36 hrs (including travel). (Registered 7 December 2010)

21 October 2010, launching the Nexis Lexis Middle East Law project in Dubai. Fee paid £5,525, plus travel and accommodation provided. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 7 December 2010)

4 April 2011, payment of £500 for book review for Prospect Magazine, 2 Bloomsbury Place, London WC1A 2QA. Hours: approx 10-12 hrs. (Registered 4 April 2011)

15 April 2011, received fee of £2,000 for participating in a Government of Turkey conference on foreign policy in Istanbul on 24 March 2011. I was accompanied by my wife. Our travel to Ankara and Istanbul and accommodation and meals from 23-28 March 2011 were paid by the Government of Turkey; total cost £2,910. Time taken, including travel and preparation, three days. (Registered 3 May 2011)

15 April 2011, received fee of £6,000 for speaking at the ECOBuild Exhibition, London, on 3 March 2011. Address of payer: IBE Limited/Ecobuild, 1 Great Winchester Street, London EC2N 2DB. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 3 May 2011)

2 August 2011, received payment of £750 from The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU for book review of Alistair Campbell diaries. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2011)

Payments from Specialist Speakers, 18 Waxwell Lane, Harrow, London, HA5 3EN, UK

May 2011, received £7,000 for speaking to conference organised by Permira, a private equity firm, on 12 May 2011. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2011)

2 November 2011, fee of £4,000 for speaking engagement on 28 September 2011 for Crashworth Ltd  (of Glebe View, Wolvey Lodge Farm, Cloudesley Bush Road, Wolvey, Leics, LE10 3 HB), The Commonwealth Club, London WC2N. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 November 2011)

2 November 2011,fee of £4,500 in respect of speaking engagement on 12 October 2011for Inclusive Media Ltd (of 32-34 Broadwick St W1A 2HG) , publishers of Post Magazine at Victoria Plaza Hotel, London, SW1V 1EQ. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 November 2011)

Consultant to ED & F MAN Holdings Ltd; commodity traders, advising the group and its senior executives on the international and national environment in which it operates and on other specific matters. Address: Cottons Centre, Hays Lane, London SE1 2QE (£25,001-£30,000) Payment received on a quarterly basis.

9 June 2011, received £7,500 consultancy fee for quarter 1 April to 30 June 2011. Hours: approx 30 hrs. (Registered 17 October 2011)

2 August 2011, received £7,500 consultancy fee for quarter 1 July to 30 September 2011. Hours: approx 60 hrs. (Registered 3 October 2011)

On 22 and 23 September 2011 I travelled to Kiev on behalf of E D & F MAN for meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine and others. Business class return fare: £1010; cars £200, hotel £400 approx. (Registered 17 October 2011)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: (1) Mr Teddy Forstmann, Forstmann Little & Co

(2) Mr Johan Eliasch

Address of donor:

(1) 767 Fifth Avenue, New York NY10153, USA

(2) private

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):

(1) Business class flights London/NewYork, board and accommodation in Aspen and other travel in US for myself and my wife; estimated value £12,954.52

(2) Flights for myself and my wife Aspen/Manchester on a private plane; estimated value £3,545.48

Destination of visit: Aspen, Colorado, USA

Date of visit: 23-26 September 2010

Purpose of visit: attendance and participation in Fortmann Little Weekend Conference (an international conference) by self and wife

(Registered 30 September 2010)

Prepared 17th November 2011