HC Deb 12 June 1996 vol 279 c184W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list those companies which have civil servants from his Department as directors and all the occasions in which those companies have been found guilty of any civil or criminal offence in the last eight years. [32285]

Mr. Horam

Civil servants are permitted to undertake and be paid for work outside official time—for example, directorships—if there is no conflict of interest. Staff who disclose relevant interests do so on the understanding that the declaration, like all employment matters, is confidential between them and their employer. We do not hold central records of these declarations or of the companies involved.