§ Mr. Cryer
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the political advisers and public relations advisers currently employed to advise Ministers in his Department, including those persons paid by other organisations and seconded to the Government, giving in every case the source of payment, rate of salary and expenses.
§ Mr. Curry
There is one special adviser, Mr. R. Gueterbock, currently employed by this Department. My Department employs no public relations advisers. Mr. Gueterbock is paid by the Department, but it is not our practice to reveal the salaries of special advisers as they are individually negotiated in relation to previous outside earnings and are therefore confidential. The normal civil service rules apply to expenses. In addition, any special adviser may be provided with secretarial assistance.