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Mr J Lippitt

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what are the terms and conditions under which a deputy secretary, J. Lippitt of his Department is now joining the General Electric Company Ltd.: what area of work was covered by Mr. Lippitt; what activity he will be undertaking in the General Electric Company Ltd.; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lippitt was formerly the Deputy Secretary in this Department responsible for industrial and commercial policy. No conditions have been placed on his taking up an appointment as group director for exports at GEC. This reflects the Government's view that Mr. Lippitt can make a greater contribution to the country's interests in his new capacity.