§ Mr. Cyril D. Townsend
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to seek advice from sources outside Government on the management of his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Heseltine
I have invited Mr. Peter Levene, the chairman of United Scientific Holdings, to act as my personal adviser, and he has agreed to do so for a period of six months beginning on 9 January 1984. During the tenure of his appointment, which will be unpaid, Mr. Levene will remain chairman of his company.