HC Deb 27 February 1996 vol 272 c509W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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. [16888]

Mr. Willetts

Staff in the Departments and agencies for which my right hon. Friend is responsible, and in other areas which fall to the Cabinet Office vote, are required to declare any business interests which might conflict with their official duties and to comply with any subsequent instructions regarding the retention, disposal and management of such interests. Records are kept at operational level. I have no plans to publish the names of those concerned or to establish a central register.

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