Former justice minister Jonathan Djanogly earned more as a consultant than as an MP in 2014, new figures have revealed.
The Huntingdon MP registered 12 payments of £5,000 each from City firm King & Wood Mallesons LLP, formerly SJ Berwin where Djanogly (pictured) was previously a partner.
According to his register of members’ interests, the payments were made to CGLV Ltd, a consultancy business of which the Tory MP is a sole owner.
The services ranged from four to 15 hours’ work for the firm. On average he worked 7.5 hours for every £5,000 payment.
The register also shows his company received £12,500 for 10 hours of consultancy services provided to UK investment house Oakley Capital Limited.
In addition to his consultancy work, Djanogly received around £10,000 for 15 hours’ work in his role as non-executive chairman of Pembroke VCT, a venture capital trust.
Djanogly left the Ministry of Justice in September 2012 after overseeing the parliamentary debates over the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act.
Meanwhile, former justice secretary Jack Straw, who served in the post from June 2007 to May 2010, registered income of more than £100,000 in his interests for 2014.
Straw received £60,000 in consultancy fees from commodity traders ED&F MAN Holdings during the year, spread over four payments.
Straw received £4,000 for speaking at a motor claims event in February 2014 and £5,000 for a speech at the Association for Financial Markets in October 2014, as well as £3,000 for speaking at a conference in Manchester in October.
He also received a total of almost £30,000 in fees for speaking assignments in Nigeria, Turkey, Portugal and Paris.
He registered two payments of £500 for articles in The Times, received a £165 fee for an article in the Independent, registered £270 for a piece in the Daily Telegraph and received £150 for appearing on the BBC’s Any Questions.