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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost to his Department of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers (i) was in the last 12 months and (ii) has been in each year since 1997-98. (244837)

The cost of the provision of office facilities to special advisers and press officers was as follows. The cost for years prior to 2006-07 is not available.

£

Special advisers

Press officers

2007-08

41,249

72,284

2006-07

41,795

73,240

Costs include rent, business rates, service charges, utilities, maintenance and accommodation management charges.