§ Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the average time is that the Head of his Department has recommended since May 1997 between a special adviser leaving his Department and taking up outside employment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Whitehead
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 21 January 2002,Official Report, column 594W.