§ Lord Pearson of Rannoch
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether he considers that noble Lords who are in receipt of a pension or other form of emolument from the European Communities should declare their interest when speaking in the House about matters concerning the European Union.
The Lord Privy Seal (Viscount Cranborne)
In accordance with the guidance in the Companion to the Standing Orders, a Lord should declare any kind of interest of which his audience should be aware in order to form a balanced judgment of his argument. In any individual case it is for the Lord concerned to decide whether, in accordance with this guidance, an interest should be declared.