HC Deb 09 July 1980 vol 988 cc169-70W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is given to members of the Horserace Totalisator Board with regard to the dec- laration of their interests when contracts are being place on behalf of the board.

Mr. Whitelaw

No guidance has been given by the Home Office to members of the Tote Board on such matters. I understand that the tote's procedures in relation to the award of contracts are in accordance with normal commercial practice, and that where any person concerned with the negotiation or award of any contract for the tote has or might have a direct personal, material or influential interest in the proposed suppliers it would be expected that the interest would be declared.

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