House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 20 February 2012

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:

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)

16 January 2012, payment of £500 for article in The Times on 4 January 2012. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 17 January 2012)

22 December 2011, received payment of £360 from the Daily Telegraph for article of 7 December 2011. Address: 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 4 January 2012)

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)

Flights costing £4,480 and sundries of £76.36 received in respect of speaking engagements for International Stability Operations Association, 1634 I Street NW, Washington DC 2006, USA, "Annual Summit", the Ronald Reagan Centre, Washington DC, USA from 24 to 26 October 2011. Hours: 3 days. (Registered 17 November 2011)

7 December 2011, received fee of £9,000 in respect of speaking engagement for International Stability Operations (see above). (Registered 11 December 2011)

25 November 2011, received fee of £4,000 in respect of speaking engagement on 10 November 2011 for Mobile Doctors Ltd (of 4 Bourne Court, Southend Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8HD) at the Abode Hotel, 107 Piccadilly Manchester M1 2DB. Hours: 12 hrs (Registered 30 November 2011)

25 November 2011, received fee of £4,000 in respect of speaking engagement on 1 November 2011 for a conference organised by  ABP [AutoBodiesProfessional] Club Ltd (PO Box 8338, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, LE9 2WW) in Warwickshire. Hours: 7 hrs (Registered 30 November 2011)

7 December 2011, received fee of £5,750 in respect of speaking engagement on 9 November 2011 for MSL Capital (of 81 Whitfield St, London W1T 4HG) at 10 Gresham St, London EC2V 7JD. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 11 December 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 (£55,001-£60,000) 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)

30 December 2011, received £15,000 consultancy fee for quarter 1 October to 31 December 2011. Hours: 45 hrs. (Registered 4 January 2012)

25 November 2011, received from Forbes and Partners, Solicitors, six bottles of wine, approx value £75.00, in respect of a speech by me to a conference organised by Forbes in Manchester Town Hall on 4 November 2011. Address: Forbes and Partners, Solicitors, 4 Wellington Street, St John's, Blackburn BB1 8AF (Registered 30 November 2011)

Prepared 24th February 2012