§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if any individual occupying a ministerial position at the Ministry of Defence at any time since 1979 has had any connections or material influence on the running of Astra Holdings plc. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
I know of no evidence that any hon. Member appointed to a ministerial position at the Ministry of Defence since 1979 has failed to comply with the requirements of Questions of Procedure for Ministers. I cannot answer for the activities of hon. Members before they became Ministers.