HC Deb 18 November 1998 vol 319 c952 4.16 pm
The Paymaster General (Mr. Geoffrey Robinson)

Madam Speaker, I am taking the earliest opportunity available to me to apologise to the House for the late registration of my ownership of Stenbell Ltd., and the directorships of Agie UK between 1984 and 1987 and Transtec plc between 1987 and 1990. I have apologised in writing to the Committee on Standards and Privileges, and have amended my entry in the register to include Roll Center Inc., which I owned between February 1988 and January 1992.

The House will want to be assured that these shareholdings and directorships were matters of public record. No attempt was made by me at any time to use my position in this House to advance any commercial interest. The oversight concerning registration, for which I apologise, is entirely my responsibility.