HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 cc457-8W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Prime Minister if he will amend the Ministerial Code to provide guidance to Ministers on how to respond to questions about past affiliations to pressure groups. [64088]

The Prime Minister

No. The Ministerial Code already provides guidance on the handling of private interests, including membership and/or support to pressure groups. Guidance is also provided on the declaration of Ministers' private interests if these might conflict, or be thought to conflict, with their Ministerial duties.