To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to regularly publish any (a) private equity, (b) private school business and (c) other business connections and interests of (i) current and (ii) former (A) senior public sector employees, (B) Ministers and politicans and (C) board members of his Department (1) promoting, (2) taking up board positions on and (3) involved in the running of academies and free schools; and if he will make a statement.
14 July 2014
Departmental policy is to maintain a Register of Interests for executive and non-executive board members. This information is available for inspection on request at any of the Departmental offices, as stated in our annual report and accounts.
Details of directorships and other significant interests held by Ministers are set out in the Register of Members' Interests for MPs and the Register of Lords' Interests. Both registers can be found on the UK Parliament website at:
The Department also discloses Related Party transactions – summarised totals of transactions between the Departmental Group and entities in which Departmental board members and Ministers hold a controlling position or significant business interest – in its Consolidated Annual Report and Accounts.
The most recent disclosures are held within Note 26 of this report: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/275186/DFE_Group_Consolidated_12-13_ARA.pdf