HC Deb 27 February 1996 vol 272 c441W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the officials in his Department who have declared a current interest; what requirements are placed on officials to declare relevant interests; in what form records of such declarations are kept; and if he will establish a central register of officials' interests. [16880]

Mr. Horam

There is a requirement in the Department's conditions of service manual that staff faced with a conflict of business interest, which they may be able to further as a result of their official position, must declare this to their personnel section. They must comply with any subsequent instruction from the Department regarding such interests. I see no need for the establishment of a central register of officials' interests.