§ 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.