§ Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing
Of the civil servants and naval officers who have held appointments as members of the Board of Admiralty within the past 10 years the following, in cases requiring approval, have joined industrial firms or commercial enterprises within two years of their retirement:—
Admiral … Elliott Bros. Admiral … Cammell Lairds. Vice Admiral … Baileys (Malta). Admiral … Humber Graving Dock & Engineering Company Limited.
§ Mr. Mason
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty how many officers of Her Majesty's Forces have been seconded to his Department over the past 10 years; how many of those, who, under his regulations, were required to notify him, have on resignation or retirement, joined industrial or commercial enterprises; and to what extent restraint is exercised upon those officers upon leaving his service.232W
Mr. C. Ian On-Ewing
Excluding those officers who held appointments as members of the Board of Admiralty in the past 10 years, 24 naval officers serving at the Admiralty Headquarters later took up appointments with industrial or commercial enterprises.
Each case is considered in relation to any contractual relationships there may have been between the firm and the Admiralty. Permission would be refused if the officer concerned had been in a position to influence the award of contracts to the firm.