To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many civil servants are predicted to be employed in the Department in (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06. 
The information requested (which is contained in Annex F of the Departmental Report 2003) is set out in the following table.
|2003–04 plans||2004–05 plans||2005–06 plans|
|Civil Service full-time equivalents||4,592||4,577||4,527|
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many civil servants' advisers have been employed by his Department in each of the years from 1997–98 to 2002–03; and what their median and weighted mean salary was. 
My Department has not employed any civil servants' advisers in any of the years from 1997–98 to 2002–03.