HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c261W
Mr. Roberts

To ask the Prime Minister what are the guidelines for Cabinet Ministers' dealings in shares.

The Prime Minister

A memorandum by the then secretary of the Cabinet, which included the guidance given to Ministers 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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