§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 24 February 2003,Official Report, column 220W, on secondments, from 25W which private accounting firms the three people are seconded; how long the secondment is of each; and what their responsibilities are. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information is as follows:
Duties: General Business Taxation (including corporation tax, capital gains for companies, tax issues for multinational businesses, taxation of insurance, offshore funds and other collective investment schemes, rural tax issues and film tax relief).
Duties: Team Leader responsible for Public Enterprise Partnerships
Duties: Accountancy advice. Post-Enron work and Corporate Governance issues.