§ Mr. Jamieson
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 29 April,Official Report, column 363, if he will state, with reference to the register of personal financial interests of members of his Department's regional industrial development boards and external advisers, (a) its location, (b) the information that is required to be declared, (c) if it is a single document and (d) if the declarations of financial interest are mandatory. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
[holding answer 7 May 1996]: Details of regional industrial development board members financial interests are held on registered files in the appropriate Government offices. The declaration of interests is a mandatory requirement for appointment. The files are not available for public scrutiny to maintain legitimate personal and commercial confidentiality.
Details of financial interests of external advisers, which are being collected in response to the recommendations of the internal report on ROM Data, are maintained on the same basis as for members of regional boards.