§ Mr. Gray
To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2004,Official Report, column 713W, of the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what dates (a) the then Cabinet Secretary reported that he had been approached by IBM UK to join its advisory board, (b) the then Cabinet Secretary sought the Prime Minister's permission to take up the appointment and (c) the Prime Minister gave his approval for the appointment to be taken up; and what the conditions were on that approval. 
§ The Prime Minister
I refer the hon. Member to the answer provided by the Minister for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Alexander) on 2 February 2004, Official Report, column 13W. This appointment was accounted for in the second report of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.