§ Mr. Weir
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which hon. Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7 June 2001; and when each of them were appointed; 
(2) what the duties are of hon. Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties. 
§ Dr. Moonie
I refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces gave on 23 May 2002,Official Report, column 478W, to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith).