HC Deb 14 December 1971 vol 828 cc71-2W
Q22. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give details of the Government's policy regarding the holding of shares and financial interests in private concerns by Ministers who may have a conflict of interests when dealing with such companies in which they have a financial interest; to what extent the acceptance of money, cash awards, and prize moneys, from home and overseas interests for carrying out their Ministerial duties is permitted; and whether he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

There has been no change in the established principle that the private interests of Ministers should not conflict, or appear to conflict, with their public duties.