§ Mr. Russell Brown
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of staff employed within the 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. Lammy
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him by the Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, on 6 February 2004,Official Report, columns 1084–86W.