§ Mr. Weir
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) which hon. Members have been appointed as sponsors to his Department since 7 June 2001; and when each of them were appointed; 
(2) what the duties are of hon. Members appointed as sponsors to his Department; and what assistance is given by officials in his Department to them in carrying out these duties. 
§ Mr. Leslie
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed on 22 May,Official Report, column 337W.