HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 cc1215-6W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what conflict of interest procedures are in place for board members and officials of the Strategic Investment Board. [164942]

Mr. Pearson

Board members of the Strategic Investment Board are required to comply fully with procedures to deal with potential conflicts of interest that follow "Company Law and the Guidance on Codes of Practice for Board Members of Public Bodies", produced by the Cabinet Office, a copy of which is available in the Library.

Officials of the Strategic Investment Board are required to provide conflict of interest declarations in the same format as board members and in line with the relevant public sector guidance.

Under these requirements, the Strategic Investment Board keeps an up-to-date conflict of interests register, details of which will be made publicly available.