§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have taken retirement from the Inland Revenue since 1997 and subsequently been engaged to carry on(a) consultancy and (b) other work for the Revenue. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
The Inland Revenue does not hold centrally any information on the previous employment history of those engaged as consultants by its business areas. Figures from 1997 to 2002 would only be available at disproportionate cost.