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Mr John Lippitt

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Prime Minister whether Mr. John Lippitt, deputy secretary at the Department of Industry, was in the course of the past five years privy to commercially confidential information provided to the Government by any competitor of the General Electric Company Ltd.

Yes. For this reason the major competitor of the General Electric Company in the heavy electrical sector was consulted before approval was given to Mr. Lippitt's taking up an appointment with that company.