HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c88W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that firms seeking contracts to supply arms to his Department will be disqualified if they have former Government Ministers as directors or employees.

Mr. Mason

The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1957 removed the bar against enjoyment of benefit from public service contracts by former Government Ministers. Any amendment to the Act would be a question for my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Civil Service.