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Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisors

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the office costs for his Department's special advisers for 2007-08 are expected to be, including costs of support staff; and how many full-time equivalent civil servants work in support of such special advisers. (164928)

Three civil servants support the special advisers. They all provide administrative support of a non-political nature in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers. They also provide support to the private offices.

Individual civil servants' salary details are not disclosed in order to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned.