HC Deb 23 May 2003 vol 406 c29W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the Inland. Revenue"s consultants previously worked for the Revenue before taking retirement and being engaged as a consultant. [114376]

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. However, we have identified two retired employees who are currently working directly on a consultancy basis. These are on short-term contracts and for reasons of essential business continuity.