§ Norman Baker
To ask the Prime Minister (1) if he will list the dates on which he was informed of offers of employment made by BP to Anji Hunter; 
(2) when he was informed of Anji Hunter's intention to leave his employ. 
§ The Prime Minister
[holding answer 15 November 2001]: Ms Hunter had planned to leave her job after the general election, and had been in discussions with BP. I asked her to stay on to help see in the new Government and bed down the new structures which were being put in place. However, there had always been an understanding that she would be likely to leave in the autumn. BP announced her employment on Thursday 8 November.
Ms Hunter followed the requirements of the business appointments rules to which she is subject.