Ministerial conflicts of interest

An interesting OIA release from the on conflicts of interests in the last 18 months. The numbers are:

  • Cabinet Office informed of a conflict – 149
  • PM formally advised of a conflict – 140
  • A Minister has declared an interest – 38
  • A Minister has had papers withheld due to conflict of interest – 30
  • A Minister has transferred responsibility – 30

It’s good to see this information coming out, albeit reluctantly. It seems to show that Ministers are regularly working with the Cabinet Office to notify them of potential conflicts, and have them managed.

Hat Tip: No Right Turn

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