HC Deb 15 February 1973 vol 850 c409W
Q2. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Prime Minister if, in the light of recent events, he will now issue an instruction to all Ministers that they must not accept gifts of any kind, when acting in their official capacity, from outside organisations or persons in contractual relations with Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

It is already a well established rule that Ministers should not accept gifts or services which would place them under any obligation.