AN MP and former energy minister has been added to the payroll of a major oil trading firm.
Wealden MP Charles Hendry has been employed as a consultant for Swiss-based but Dutch-owned energy trading company Vitol.
His £60,000-a-year package equates to one-and-a-half days a month working on behalf of the firm.
The role has been cleared by the Office of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, the Westminster watchdog that polices former ministers' outside interests.