HC Deb 01 March 1996 vol 272 c732W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which serving civil servants in his Department are presently directors of companies; and if he will indicate for each(a) the name of the company concerned and (b) if the annual remuneration was (i) £1 to £5,000, (ii) £5,000 to £10,000 and (c) above £10,000. [18139]

Mr. Howard

Civil servants do not need permission to undertake and be paid for work outside normal working hours, provided there is no conflict of interest. There is no specific requirement for staff in the Home Office to report directorships held privately and no central record is kept. Any fees paid for such work would in any case be a matter of individual privacy. Only one official of the Home Office and its agencies, Dr. J. Thompson, has been given permission to become a non-executive director of KPMG, for developmental purposes; the appointment has yet to taken up. Under Cabinet Office guidance on developmental directorships, the individuals concerned do not receive payment from the companies concerned.

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