HC Deb 02 May 1972 vol 836 c125W
Q15. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make it a practice of his Administration to include party political offices in the category of paid private appointments which Ministers must relinquish on assuming office.

The Prime Minister:

No, for the reasons I gave in my answer to a supplementary question from the hon. Member for Fife, West (Mr. William Hamilton) on 24th April. Moreover, offices in the Conservative Party held by Ministers are not paid.—[Vol. 835, c. 1269]