§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. Jack
[holding answer I May 1995]: All staff are required to comply with the civil service management code and the Department's staff manual. Comprehensive records are not collected centrally, but where potential conflicts are identified involving staff, including special advisers, arrangements are made to ensure that no actual conflict arises.