House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 19th March 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)

24 February 2012, received fee of £4,000 in respect of speaking engagement on 22 November 2011 for Brokerbility of AGM House, 3 Barton Close, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester LE19 1SJ at Leicester Marriott Hotel. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 7 March 2012)

24 February 2012, received fee of £3,000 in respect of speaking engagement on 24 November 2011 for Keoghs, Solicitors, of the Parklands, Bolton, BL6 4SE, at 1 Great George St, London SW1P 3AE. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 7 March 2012)

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)

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Space available upgrade from Emirates Airways for (a) myself and four others on flights from Dubai to Cochin on 28 December 2011 and (b) for myself and five others from Dubai to Heathrow on 6 January 2012. Estimated value (based on price differential between economy and business class): (a) £966 and (b) £12,296. (Registered 21 February 2012)

Prepared 22nd March 2012