§ Mr. Russell Brown
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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. 
§ Yvette Cooper
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Member for Paisley South on the 20 January 2004,Official Report, col. 1130W.