§ Mr. Simon Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many oral questions he has transferred to other Departments in each of the last 18 months. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Since the Department for Transport was formed on 29 May 2002, no oral questions have been transferred to other Departments.
Five oral questions were transferred by the former Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, as follows:
Month Number of oral questions transferred June 2001 1 December 2001 1 January 2002 1 March 2002 2
Questions are only transferred when it is more appropriate for another Department to answer, and they accept the question.