§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what rules apply to the disclosure of interests on the part of those serving on public bodies which are responsible to her Department. 
§ Ms Hewitt
All advisory and executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are required to adopt a board members' code, based on guidance produced by the Cabinet Office, and this includes maintaining a register of interests. The definition of interests is for individual Departments to decide since they are best placed to judge what might be thought to influence members of their NDPBs.
The table which lists the NDPBs sponsored by this Department and in each case indicates where the relevant Code of Practice is available has been placed in the Library.