House of Commons

The Register of Members' Financial Interests
As at 2 July 2018

Letwin, Sir Oliver (West Dorset)

Letwin, Sir Oliver (West Dorset)

1. Employment and earnings

31 July 2017, received £350 for writing an article from Evening Standard Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2017)

Payment of £5,000 expected from Zouk Capital LLP, 100 Brompton Road, London SW3 1ER, for delivering a talk with a Q&A session on 10 October 2017. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 11 October 2017)

From 8 January 2018, a Senior Fellow of the Legatum Institute, an independent non-partisan policy, advisory and advocacy organization. Address: 11 Charles Street, London W1J 5DW. Until further notice, I will be paid £2,500 per month. Hours: 24 hrs per month. (Registered 08 January 2018)

From 22 January 2018 until further notice, senior adviser to the Faraday Institution, Materials Dept, Oxford University, Rex Richards Building, Oxford OX1 3RQ, a not-for-profit body formed by a consortium of UK universities to advance research in the UK on the development of battery technology. I expect to receive £1,000 per month for a commitment of around 8 hours per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 January 2018)

5 March 2018, received £2,000 in royalties from Biteback Publishing, Westminster Tower,‎ 3 Albert Embankment,‎ London SE1 7SP. Hours: approximately 630 hrs. (Registered 14 March 2018)

Payment of £400 expected from Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for an article written on 19 June 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 21 June 2018)

Payment of £8,000 expected from Atlantic Books Ltd, Ormond House, 26-7 Boswell St, London WC1N 3JZ, via Toby Mundy Associates Ltd, 38 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AE, as an advance for a book written between May 2017 and June 2018. Hours: approx. 400 hrs. (Registered 28 June 2018)

4. Visits outside the UK

Name of donor: (1) Great Britain China Centre (with sponsorship from BP and Prudential) (2) International Liaison Department of the Chinese Communist Party (IDCPC)
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS (2) No.4 Fuxing Road, Beijing
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Airfare £2,356; hotel and breakfast in Beijing and Wuhan £531.39; total £2,887.39 (2) train fare to Wuhan £95.76; food and drink (estimated at £60/day) £240; domestic travel (estimated at £10/day) £40; total £375.76
Destination of visit: Beijing and Wuhan, China
Dates of visit: 8-12 April 2018
Purpose of visit: To attend the 2018 UK-China Leadership Forum, organised by the Great Britain China Centre and IDCPC. To engage with Chinese Communist Officials on a broad range of topics and to strengthen UK-China bilateral relations.
(Registered 23 April 2018)

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year

My wife and I let out rooms in our London home: (i) and (ii). (Registered 25 April 2012)

8. Miscellaneous

From February 2017, Vice President of the Great Britain China Centre; a body funded by the FCO to promote relationships between the UK and the Communist Party of China. This role is unpaid but from time to time will involve travel to Beijing at the expense of the Centre. (Registered 13 February 2017)

From 19 April 2017, Chair (unpaid) of the Management Board of the Red Tape Initiative; a cross-party think tank established to identify regulatory changes that can be made by political consensus speedily after Brexit. (Registered 19 April 2017)


Prepared 4th July 2018