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Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the people appointed to ad hoc posts within her Department bearing the titles of advocate, tsar, adviser, champion and comparable titles since May 1997; what their job title is or was; what their role is or was; whether they were or are being paid; what the total cost of each such person was in each financial year, including expenses and benefits; what the expected cost of each such person is in 2003–04; to whom they are accountable; and if she will make a statement. [112461]

All Special Advisers employed from May 1997 are listed as follows:

  • Burnham, A. M.
  • Bush, B.
  • Eccles, J.
  • El Nusairi, S.
  • French, P. M. W.
  • Hunter, S.
  • Mackenzie, R.
  • Newbigin, J.
In addition, S. Campbell and L. Phelan were appointed as Ministerial Sports Advisers; R. Cotton and S. May were appointed Ministerial Tourism Advisers; and S. John and S. Navin were appointed as Ministerial Music Advisers.Remuneration details cannot be disclosed in order to protect the privacy of the individual concerned, and Exemption 12 of the Code of Practice on Information to Government Information applies.