§ Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what specialist advice on international finance, export credits and business development is available to his Department's Defence Export Services Organisation.
§ Mr. Freeman
The Defence Export Services Organisation receives advice on international finance and export credits from its international finance adviser, who360W
§ Mr. Soames
This information is not held centrally arid could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the guidelines issued by his Department to regulate relationships with lobbying companies.
§ Mr. Soames
My Department is well aware of the need to take into account the full range of appropriate considerations, including regularity and propriety, when taking decisions and when dealing with external contractors or lobbyists.
Conditions of service for the staff of my Department incorporate the general principles of conduct that require civil servants not to misuse information which they acquire in the course of their duties, not to make use of their official position to further their private interests or those of others and not to receive gifts, hospitality or benefits of any kind from a third party, which might be seen to compromise their personal judgment or integrity.