Department for Transport: Business Interests

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th March 2018.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which members of his Department's board are responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment rules for former Ministers and senior civil servants.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

All business appointments for former Ministers are handled by the independent Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, and not by the Departmental Board, as set out in the Ministerial Code (section 7.25).

The Department’s Permanent Secretary is responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment rules for former senior civil servants.

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