§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Education 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. Forth
The Department's terms and conditions handbook requires staff to declare any potential conflicts of interest to their senior management so that appropriate action can be considered. The handbook is made available to all staff. Records of declarations of potential conflicts are not held centrally on civil servants. No cases involving special advisers have arisen in the last five years.