HC Deb 31 March 1988 vol 130 cc590-1W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will specify what steps he has taken to ensure that the departmental duties of the special adviser, Mr. Peter Luff, are not compromised by the investigation of his former employers by his Department into possible illegal takeover conduct; and when these steps were taken.

Mr. Butcher

It has been established practice, followed in Mr. Luff's case, that special advisers should not at any time have access to information about companies for whom they worked.