§ Matthew Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times in each year since 2000 his Department has been notified of a ministerial direction as provided for in the procedures set out in paragraphs 12 to 15 of the Treasury document entitled, "The Responsibilities of an Accounting Officer"; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Boateng
I refer to the answer given by my predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Smith), to the hon. Member for South Norfolk (Mr. Bacon) on 8 May 2002,Official Report, column 253W and to my own further answer of 10 June 2002, Official Report, column 1037W.