§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 26 February 1996,Official Report, column 318, what (a) reprimand or (b) penalty was issued to Air Vice-Marshall Howard for his failure to seek permission for a business appointment. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
None. Air Vice-Marshal Howard retired in October 1988 and the Department did not become aware of his consultancy with Tripod Engineering Ltd. until May 1993.