HC Deb 14 December 1995 vol 268 c772W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what circumstances Mr. David Hart is permitted to visit British defence manufacturers(a) as part of his duties as an independent adviser and (b) in an individual capacity; if he will list those firms which have been visited by Mr. Hart in the last 12 months; on which occasions his Department made the arrangements for these visits; who paid for the visits; and on what occasions the firms involved were given advance notice of the visit. [5933]

Mr. Portillo

During the last 12 months, Mr. David Hart visited British Aerospace and Loral in his capacity as the independent adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence. The visits were arranged by my officials; Mr. Hart paid for his own travel arrangements.