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Departmental Conflict of Interests

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) departmental officials and (b) officers of the armed services notified his Department that they intended to work for (i) British Aerospace, (ii) British Airways, (iii) BP, (iv) Shell, (v) Rolls Royce, (vi) HSBC, (vii) Standard Chartered, (viii) RBS, (ix) HBOS, (x) Barclays and (xi) another company on leaving their post in each of the last five years. (195560)

Applications to take up appointments with the named companies received in each of the years in question are set out in the table. Further information relating to other companies could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The figures provided relate specifically to those personnel who are required to notify the MOD of their intention to work for a specific company in accordance with departmental policy (The Business Appointment Rules).

Category

BAe

BA

BP

Shell

Rolls Royce

HSBC

Standard Chartered

RBS

HBOS

Barclays

2003

Service

10

<5

2003

Civilian

<5

2004

Service

5

<5

<5

2004

Civilian

<5

<5

2005

Service

10

2005

Civilian

5

<5

2006

Service

15

<5

2006

Civilian

10

<5

2007

Service

15

<5

5

2007

Civilian

10

<5

In each of the last five years the Department received no formal notifications of intention to join any of the following companies; British Airways, BP, HSBC, Standard Chartered, RBS, HBOS or Barclays. All figures have been rounded to the nearest five to prevent unintended disclosure of personal information.