HC Deb 26 November 1987 vol 123 c261W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Prime Minister if she will place in the Library a copy of the rules governing Ministers and their relatives receiving presents or obtaining financial advantage; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

A memorandum by the then Secretary of the Cabinet describing the guidance given to Minsters on this matter was submitted in evidence to the Royal Commission on standards of conduct in public life in 1975. A copy is in the Library. The current guidance is to all intents and purposes the same, and continues to be based on the principle that Ministers must so order their affairs that no conflict arises, or appears to arise, between their private interests and their public duties.

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