§ Mr. Russell Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of staff employed within his Department are over 55 years of age; and what(a) number and (b) percentage of staff recruited over the last 12 months are over 55 years of age. 
§ Mr. McNulty
I refer my hon. Friend to the pursuant answer given by my hon. Friend, the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 6 February 2004,Official Report, columns 1084–86W.