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Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many special advisers were employed in his Department at each pay band on 30 November 2008; and what his Department’s total expenditure on special advisers was in 2007-08. (243576)

The MOD had two special advisers on 30 November 2008, on pay bands 2 and 3. The Government are committed to publishing an annual list detailing the number and costs of special advisers. Information for 2007-08 was published by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 99-102WS.