§ Andrew Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officers promoted from Band 6 to Band 5 at the HSE NW regional office, Manchester from January 1998 to December 2001, were successful at promotion panels in open competition; how many unsuccessful candidates were subsequently promoted; and if such promotions are in line with HSE policy and procedures. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The number of Band 6 officers promoted to B5 at the HSE NW regional office between January 1998 and December 2001 was six.
The information regarding the number of unsuccessful candidates who were subsequently promoted is not readily available.