§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. Arbuthnot
Staff are required to report to line management any private investment in companies with which they have official dealings. No central records are maintained, but cases of doubt are referred to a central point for decision. The position on cases referred for792W decision in the last five years remains unchanged from the information provided in response to the hon. Member at the meeting of the Public Accounts Committee on 3 April 1995.