§ Mr. Weir
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (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. 
§ Mr. Lammy
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith) on 10 June 2002,Official Report, column 1105W.