HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 cc333-4W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many special advisers are currently employed by his Department; at what cost; what is the duration of their appointment; and what are their qualifications and duties in each case.

Mr. Redwood

I appointed Mr. Hywel Williams from 18 October 1993 to advise on a range of subjects for as long as is considered necessary.

He is the only such adviser employed by the Welsh Office. We do not reveal the salary nor the costs of an individual appointment.

I issued a press notice on October 21 with information about Mr. Williams and enclose a copy.