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Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the people appointed to ad hoc posts within his 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 he will make a statement. [112466]

Details of numbers of Special Advisers and their salaries are published annually for the Government as a whole. This includes Special Advisers in the Home Office. I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to my hon. Friend the Member for Croydon, Central (Geraint Davies) on 16 July 2003, Official Report, column 328W. All Home Office Special Advisers are accountable to me.