House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 25th February 2013

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:

16 May 2012, payment of £400 for article in The Times on 2 May. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2012)

18 June 2012, two payments each of £500 and one of £300 (£1,300 in total) for articles in The Times on 27 January 2012, 16 February 2012 and 20 May 2012. Hours: 4 hrs, 4 hrs and 3 hrs (11 hrs in total). (Registered 3 July 2012)

6 August 2012, payment of £500 for article in The Times (25 July 2012). Hours: approx 4 hrs. (Registered 7 August 2012)

10 October 2012, payment of £400 for article in The Times (18 September 2012). Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2012)

24 December 2012, payment of £500 for article in The Times (5 December 2012). Hours: approx 4 hrs. (Registered 3 January 2013)

11 October 2012, received payment of £75 from The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU for blog article on 25 September 2012. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2012)

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

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)

2 May 2012, received £6,000 for speaking at Econbuild conference at Excel Centre on 21 March 2012. Payer: IBE Ltd, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 9UY. Hours: 6 hrs approx. (Registered 17 May 2012)

2 May 2012, received £3,500 for speaking at Lyons Davidson conference at M-Shed,Princes Wharf, Bristol. Payer: Lyons Davidson, Victoria House, 51 Victoria St, Bristol, BS1 6AD. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 17 May 2012)

23 August 2012, received £7,500 for speaking at the Security Watch Asia event, QE II Centres, London SW1 on 25 June 2012, organised by Security Watch UK Ltd, 1 Queen Anne’s Gate, 2nd Floor Westminster, London, SW1H 9BT.Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 5 September 2012)

23 August 2012, received £8,000 fee and travel and accommodation with an estimated value of £7,900 for speaking at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defence Counsel (of 303 West Madison Avenue, Suite 925, Chicago, Il, USA 60606), held in Asheville, NC, USA, on 9 July 2012. Hours: 3 days. (Registered 9 September 2012)

23 November 2012, received £20,000 for speech at the University of Southern California "Global Conversation", Grosvenor Square, London, W1 on Tuesday 9 October 2012. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 17 December 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.

18 April 2012, received £15,000 consultancy fee for quarter 1 January to 31 March 2012. Hours: approx 30 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2012)

5 July 2012, received £15,000 consultancy fee for quarter 1 April to 30 June 2012. Hours: approx 30 hrs. (Registered 5 July 2012)

26 November 2012, received £15,000 consultancy fee for quarter 1 July to 30 September 2012. Hours: approx 30 hrs.(Registered 17 December 2012)

8 January 2013, Received £15,000 consultancy fee for quarter 1 October to 31 December 2012. Hours: approx 35 hrs.(Registered 19 February 2013)

 

Advances  for the manuscript of a book from Macmillans Publishers, via Capel & Land Ltd, Literary Agents. Address of Macmillans: 20 New Wharf Road London N1 9RR:

22 March 2012: received £30,750, net of agent’s commission, as signature advance, representing 25% of the advance eventually due. Time taken so far (since October 2011): at least 300 hrs. (Registered 2 April 2012)

31 July 2012, received £30,750, net of agent’s commission and VAT, as delivery advance, representing 25% of the advance eventually due. Hours: between 2 April and 31 July 2012, at least 400 hrs. (Registered 13 August 2012)

9 October 2012, received £30,750 as publication advance. Hours: at least 200 hours between 31 July and 9 October 2012. (Registered 16 October 2012)

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 1st March 2013