HC Deb 24 February 1960 vol 618 c56W
Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many retired civil servants now hold appointments in firms which supply arms and other military equipment to Her Majesty's Government, as directors or in other high managerial posts, within two years of their retirement; and whether he will furnish a list of these men in the OFFICIAL REPORT, and of the posts they hold.

Sir E. Boyle

This information is not available. Under the arrangements laid down in the White Paper (Cmd. 5517) issued in 1937, civil servants of the rank of Under-Secretary and above, and more junior officers occupying posts of a special character are required to seek the approval of the Government before they accept, within a period of two years after their retirement, appointments with firms having, for example, contractual relations with the Government. But these arrangements do not cover the majority of civil servants, and no records are kept of any appointments which they may take up on retirement.