§ Tom Brake
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list(a) the protocols for joint working between his Department and other Departments and (b) the Government code of practice under which his Department operates when working with other Departments; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
With regard to protocols for joint working between my Department and other Departments, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport in response to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Bath (Mr. Foster) on 25 June 2002,Official Report, column 777W. When consulting other Departments on the development of policy, my Department follows the guidance in volume 1 of the Directory of Civil Service Guidance. hon. Friend the Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake).