HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 c308W
Mr. Jamieson

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 1 May,Official Report, column 545, what was the potential conflict of interest of Mr. Roger Harris that caused him to absent himself from the south-west industrial development board meeting; and on how many occasions potential conflicts of interest have prompted similar action by Mr. Harris. [28754]

Mr. Oppenheim

[holding answer 13 May 1996]: The potential conflict of interest arose because KPMG, of which Mr. Roger Harris is a senior partner in the Plymouth office, was acting as auditors and grant consultants to Pendennis Shipyard Ltd. Mr. Harris has absented himself for similar reasons from discussions by the board on other occasions.