To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on whether the Rt. hon. Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip is compliant with the ministerial code by re-commencing secondary employment in addition to his parliamentary duties following his resignation as Foreign Secretary.
Former Ministers remain personally responsible for deciding how to act and conduct themselves in the light of the Ministerial Code. This includes following the correct process for seeking advice from the independent Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.
The Advisory Committee has written to the Rt Hon Member on this matter and has placed that statement in the public domain.