HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 c712W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullins) of 23 May,Official Report, column 534, if he will define the nature of behavioural conditions that can be applied to civil servants. [34205]

Mr. Horam

The business appointment rules for Crown servants make provision for applications by civil servants to take up new employment after they leave the service to be approved subject to behavioural conditions, which may include an absolute or qualified ban on involvement of the applicant in dealing between the prospective employer and the Government, or a ban on involvement by the applicant in dealings between the prospective employer and a named competitor or competitors of that employer. If a behavioural condition is considered necessary, it will be tailored to meet the particular circumstances of the case.