§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many staff in his Department or its agencies have(a) declared any company shareholdings they hold or (b) been advised to dispose of shareholdings in the last five years indicating the companies concerned. 
§ Mr. Lang
Each senior official and special adviser is required to make a declaration of his or her financial interests including company shareholdings. This enables the Department to prevent potential conflicts of interest arising. In the case of other officials, conflicts of interest are dealt with by their line management. Records are not kept centrally.