§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions during the last five years(a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in his Department or its agencies have declared conflicts of interest; and how many instructions have been issued about their retention, disposal or management. 
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 1 may 1995]: In my Department and agencies for which I am responsible, any conflict of interest involving a civil servant would have been dealt with in accordance with established guidance. Records of the numbers of cases are not held centrally.
In the last five years, however, no special advisers have declared a conflict of interest.