HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 c260W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement concerning the cost to public funds of employing ministerial special advisers in his Department.

Dr. Mawhinney

My Department employs one special adviser.

Salaries for special advisers are negotiated individually in relation to their previous earnings, and are confidential. They are however, normally paid on a special advisers' salary spine of 34 points, ranging from £19,503 to £67,609. Appointments are non-pensionable and the salary spine reflects this.

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