§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications from members of his Department to join defence or defence-related companies have been approved(a) subject to a waiting period and (b) with a ban on the involvement of the applicant in a specific project or area of work on behalf of the employer in the last 10 years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Freeman
Over the last 10 years, 4,422 business appointment applications have been approved. Of these, 328 were subject to a waiting period and 242 were subject to a ban on the involvement of the applicant in a specific project or area of work. Many staff submitted multiple applications of a speculative nature, and it is not known how many appointments were taken up.