§ Mr. Byers
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage 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. 
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 1 March 1996]: Officials in this Department who are currently directors of companies must under departmental rules declare their interest to senior managers who must be satisfied that there is no conflict of interest between officials' public duties and private activities. Staff who disclose relevant interests do so on the understanding that the declaration, like all employment matters, is confidential between them and the Department.