HC Deb 12 February 1997 vol 290 c190W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (1) what steps are taken(a) at the time of their appointment and (b) subsequently, to ensure that his Department is informed of company directorships held by judges. [14379]

(2) how many full-time judges at each level within the judiciary hold company directorships; and what guidance his Department issues to judges about the circumstances in which a conflict of interest arising from such a position might arise. [14369]

Mr. Streeter

Full-time judges are advised before appointment that they should not hold commercial directorships during their service on the Bench, although some forms of non-commercial directorships may be acceptable. Subject to these general principles, each case is dealt with on its individual circumstances.