HC Deb 21 May 1981 vol 5 c182W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether it is the policy to permit retired civil servants dealing with statistical material to join company boards; and, if so, what limitations are placed on their provision of use of knowledge acquired in the public service.

Mr. Hayhoe

There is no specific policy on this subject: each application made by a retired civil servant under the business appointments rules is considered on its merits. Former civil servants who take part in activities which involve the use of experience gained during the course of their official duties should refrain from disclosing any classified information or from doing anything which would conflict with the interests of their former Departments.

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