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Departmental Consultants

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to page 33 of his Department's Corporate Plan 2008, how many (a) policy and (b) expert advisers who are not special advisers are employed by his Department. (290810)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: In addition to the 43 policy/senior advisers employed by DCMS the Department currently employs the equivalent of 1.3 (one at 0.8 and one at 0.5 hours) expert advisers on secondment from other organisations. 0.5 is shared with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.