§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if, pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. O'Brien)Official Report, 23 February, column 704, concerning declaration of interest by chairs and members of urban development corporations, he will state any exception to the normal requirements of chairs set out therein; and if he will make it his policy to publish, on request of any hon. or right hon. Member, for any urban development corporation, the occasions when members of corporations have written to the relevant chair, together with the circumstances and action taken on each occasion.
§ Mr. Trippier
We have made no exceptions to the normal requirements concerning declarations of interest. Chairmen and members are given full advice on this matter and their conditions are set out in their terms of12W appointment. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State would not wish to publish correspondence between members and their chairmen on such matters.