§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rules apply to the disclosure of interests on the part of those serving on public bodies which are responsible to his Department. 
§ Dr. Moonie
All advisory and executive non-departmental public bodies are required to adopt a board members' code based on guidance produced by the Cabinet Office, and they should have registers of interests. The definition of interests is ultimately for individual Departments since they are best placed to decide what might be thought to influence members of their bodies.11W
The following table lists the non-departmental public bodies sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and indicates whether they have a current Code of Practice.
Code of Practice Executive NDPBs Fleet Air Arm Museum Yes National Army Museum Under review Oil and Pipelines Agency Yes RAF Museum Yes Royal Marines Museum Yes Royal Navy Museum Yes RN Submarine Museum Yes Advisory NDPBs Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors Yes Armed Forces Pay Review Body Yes Advisory Group on Medical Countermeasures Under development Animal Welfare Advisory Committee Under development Central Advisory Committee on War Pension Dartmoor Steering Group Yea Defence Nuclear Safety Committee Under development Defence Scientific Advisory Council Yes Independent Board of Visitors to the Military Corrective Training Centre Under development National Employers Liaison Committee Yes Nuclear Research Advisory Council Under development Review Board for Government Contracts Yes Royal Military College of Science Advisory Council Under development War Pensions Committees (13 bodies) Yes
I will arrange for copies of all current Codes of Practice for NDPBs sponsored by the MOD to be placed in the Library of the House.