HC Deb 09 January 1978 vol 941 c623W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the information on other sources of income which he sought from candidates for Government-financed jobs prior to appointment.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

I am responsible for very few such appointments—the Director General of NEDO, chairmen of economic development committees, and members of the Review Board for Government Contracts. I do not, in general, seek information about other sources of income when making them; but I ensure as far as I can that there will be no risk of conflict between appointees' personal interests, and the requirements of their appointment.