§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what guidance is given to the Welsh Development Agency about identifying and handling possible conflicts of interest in the employment of consultants where one of the principals in the consultancy is employed in a senior capacity by the Welsh Development Agency; and if he has any plans to revise this advice.
§ Mr. David Hunt
Current guidance is contained in "Non Departmental Public Bodies: A guide for Departments". The WDA staff rules on the disclosures of possible conflicts of interest comply with the guide. The guide is kept under review.