§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions during the last five years(a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in her Department or its agencies have declared conflicts of interest; and how many instructions have been issued about their retention, disposal or management. 
§ Mr. Sackville
For the Department and agencies of which we are responsible any conflict of interest involving a civil servant would have been dealt with in accordance with the established guidance. Records of the number of cases are not held centrally. In the last five years, no special advisers have declared a conflict of interest.