House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 29th July 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:

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)

2 April 2013, received £360 for article in The Times on 20 March 2013. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 5 April 2013)

24 June 2013, received £500 for article in The Times on 10 June 2013. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 25 June 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

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)

30 April 2013, received £3,000 for speaking on 5 December 2012 to the Performance and Reward Centre (PARC) at the Ivy Restaurant, Ivy St, London WC1. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 1 May 2013)

5 July 2013, received £3,000 for speech to  to Annual Conference of the Information and Records Management Society (of Chester House, 68 Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6DY) held at the Metropole Hotel, Brighton, on 20 May 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2013)

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.

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)

8 April 2013, received £15,000 consultancy fee for quarter 1 January to 31 March 2013. Hours: approx 45 hrs. (Registered 15 April 2013)

2 July 2013, received £15,000 consultancy fee for the quarter 1 April to 30 June 2013. Hours: 7 days. (Registered 4 July 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:

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)

30 April 2013, received £1,230 net of agent’s commission, in respect of the audio recording of my book. Hours: 60 hrs. (Registered 1 May 2013)

4 June 2013, received £29,473.80, net of agent’s commission, as final payment of advance on book. Hours between 10 October 2012 and 4 July 2013: at least 100 hrs (mainly at literary festivals). (Registered 4 July 2013)

 

Payments for articles from the Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:

8 March 2013, received £480 for Daily Telegraph article on 26 February 2013. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 5 April 2013)

28 June 2013, received £320 for Daily Telegraph article on 17 June 2013. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 4 July 2013)

12 July 2013, received £330 for article on 2 July 2013. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2013)

6. Overseas visits

Name of donor: ED & F MAN Holdings Ltd,

Address of donor: Cottons Centre, Hays Lane, London SE1 2QE 

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Business Class flights (BA and Dragonair) London/Hong Kong/Beijing/London, 7 - 11 April 2013, with a value of £5,716.79, and of two nights in the China World Hotel Beijing (9/10 April) with a value of £773.02; total value £6,489.81

Destination of visit: Hong Kong and Beijing

Date of visit: 7-11 April 2013

Purpose of visit: to undertake consultancy; see my entry under Category 2 above.

(Registered 1 May 2013)

Name of donor: ED & F MAN Holdings Ltd,

Address of donor: Cottons Centre, Hays Lane, London SE1 2QE 

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Return Eurostar ticket to Brussels costing £245, plus incidentals, giving a total of £275

Date of visit: 4 June 2013

Purpose of visit: to undertake consultancy; see my entry under Category 2 above.

(Registered 5 June 2013)

Name of donor: British-Turkish Tatlidil

Address of donor: Green Man House, Cowlinge, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9QA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights with a value of £1,283 and other incidental costs, giving a total of £1,470.90

Destination of visit: Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey

Date of visit: 13-15 May 2013

Purpose of visit: to participate in meetings in my capacity as British Co-Chair of the British Turkish Forum (the 'Tatlidil')

(Registered 5 June 2013)

Name of donor: (1 and 2) EU and Government of Turkey (Ministry for EU Affairs) , in a project co-financed by the EU under the IPA Programme in Turkey. (3) British Turkish Forum (the 'Tatlidil')

Address of donor: (1 and 2) CFCU - Eskisehir Yolu 4. Km 2. Cd (Halkbank Kampusu) No: 63 C-Blok 06520 Sogutozu, Ankara (3) Green Man House, Cowlinge, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9QA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1 and 2) : Flights with a value of £997.62 and accommodation with a cost of £256.29; (3) travel to and from Heathrow, at £83.50

Destination of visit: Istanbul

Date of visit: 6-7 June 2013

Purpose of visit: To speak at the conference on "Rethinking Global Challenges: Constructing a Common Future for Turkey and the EU"

(Registered 20 June 2013)

Prepared 1st August 2013