House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1
As at 24th February 2014

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:

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).

13 January 2014, received £500 from News UK & Ireland Ltd (formerly News International Supply Co Ltd) for article in The Times on 27 December 2013. Hours: approx 6 hrs. (Registered 19 January 2014)

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

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)

28 November 2013, received £4,000 for speech to Brokeability Ltd, of AGM House, 3 Barton Close, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SJ at a conference held at the McDonald Alveston Manor Hotel, Clopton Bridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7HP, on 15 October 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 18 December 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.

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)

8 October 2013, received £15,000 consultancy fee for the quarter 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013. Hours: 80 hrs. (Registered 8 October 2013)

9 January 2014, received £15,000 consultancy fee for the quarter 1 October 2013 to 31 December 2013. Hours: approx 45 hrs. (Registered 19 January 2014)

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:

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)

30 September 2013, received £800 from Associated Newspapers Ltd of 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT for article in the Daily Mail on 17 September 2013. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 8 October 2013)

28 October 2013, received £150 from the Edinburgh International Book Festival,  5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, for speaking at a Festival event on 14 August 2013, in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 November 2013)

27 November 2013, received £5,500 from the London Speakers' Bureau, of Elsinore House, 77 Fulham Palace Road, W6 8JA, in respect of a speech to a meeting organised by SCOR, 10 Lime Street, London, EC3M 7AA, at Trinity House, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4DH on 18 November 2013. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2013)  

Received 28 November 2013, £500 from Intelligence Squared, of 6th floor Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, in respect of speech at Westminster Abbey on 22 October 2013. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2013)

Received 17 January 2014, £1,000 from the Hamlyn Trust, c/o professor Avron Sherr, Chairman of the Trustees, Institute of Advance Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR in respect of the three Hamlyn Lectures 2012, given in the autumn of 2012. Hours: approx 100 hrs. (Registered 19 January 2014)

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)

Name of donor: British-Turkish Tatlidil

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

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: for two people, hotel accommodation with a value of £1,190.00; formal meals with a value of £728 and air fares and local transport with a value of £657.30; £2,575.30 in total.

Date of receipt of donation: 1-3 November 2013

Date of acceptance of donation: 1-3 November 2013

Donor status: unincorporated association.

(Registered 12 November 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)

Name of donor: British Turkish Forum (the 'Tatlidil')

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

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Return air fare (business class) costing £724.65, hotel accommodation in Istanbul costing £312.75 and taxis to and from Heathrow costing £148; £1,185.40 in total.

Destination of visit: Istanbul

Date of visit: 8-9 July 2013

Purpose of visit: To attend meetings relating to the organisation of the Tatlidil (Registered 30 July 2013 )

Name of donor: Anna Lindh Foundation,

Address of donor: Stiftelsen Anna Lindhs Minnesfond,  Lilla Nygatan 14,    Box 2170,   103 14 Stockholm     

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Return flights (Business Class) between Heathrow and Stockholm 10 and 12 September 2013, value £761.50

Destination of visit: Stockholm

Date of visit: 10-12 September 2013

Purpose of visit: to attend the tenth anniversary commemoration for Anna Lindh, former Foreign Minister of Sweden, murdered on 11th September 2003.

(Registered 8 October 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 £1,182.95 plus taxis costing £89 and hotel accommodation costing £120.50; total £1,392.

Destination of visit: Istanbul, Turkey

Date of visit: 2-3 October 2013

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

(Registered 31 October 2013)

Name of donor: Medical Aid for Palestinians

Address of donor: 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  travel costs, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £1,175

Destination of visit:  West Bank and Israel

Date of visit: 9-13 December 2013

Purpose of visit: Fact-finding delegation organised by  Council for Arab-British Understanding

(Registered 17 December 2013)

Name of donor: (1) Ardeshir Nagashineh, Chairman of Targetfollow PLC; (2) the Majlis, the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran-United Kingdom Parliamentary Friendship Group)

Address of donor: (1) Targetfollow Group Ltd, Riverside House, 11/12 Riverside Road, Norwich NR1 1SQ; (2) Baherestan Square, Tehran, Iran

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £373.84, being the balance of the return flights from London to Tehran (via Frankfurt), Business Class, 6 and 10 January 2014. Total cost £1,623.84 – the remainder being met by a non-registrable source; (2) 4 nights hotel accommodation in Tehran at estimated cost of £392.84, plus meals and transport for 4 days at estimated cost of £300.

Destination of visit: Tehran, Iran

Date of visit: 6-10 January 2014

Purpose of visit: visit by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Iran at the invitation of the Iran-UK Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Iranian Parliament.

(Registered 19 January 2014)

Prepared 28th February 2014