HL Deb 08 September 2003 vol 652 c10WA
Baroness Wilcox

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the reply by the Lord Chancellor on 14 July, what interests Ministers will need to disclose to their Permanent Secretaries which they have not already registered in the appropriate House of Parliament. [HL4015]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

The Ministerial Code requires Ministers, on appointment to each new office, to provide their Permanent Secretary with a full list of all interests which might be thought to give rise to a conflict. The list should cover not only the Minister's personal interests but those of a spouse or partner, of children who are minors, of trusts of which the Minister or a spouse or partner is a trustee or beneficiary, or of closely associated persons.

Details of what interests ought to be included in such a declaration are set out in paragraph 115 of the Ministerial Code.