§ Mr. Cryer
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment 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. Howard
Two special advisers are currently appointed to advise Ministers in the Department of Employment: Ms. C. Stratton and Mr. T. Collins. It is not our practice to reveal the salaries of individual advisers as they are individually negotiated in relation to previous outside earnings and are therefore confidential. The normal civil service rules apply with regard to expenses for special advisers. There are no public relations advisers paid by other organisations and seconded to the Department.