§ Ms Eagle
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many advisers his Department employs broken down to show(a) political advisers and (b) economic advisers; at what grade and salary they are employed; and what are their minimum working hours in each case. 
§ Mr. Goodlad
My Department employs two political advisers. Their salaries and conditions of work are negotiated individually in relation to their previous earnings and are confidential.
Economic advice is obtained from career civil servants, who may be employed on a variety of working patterns. The following numbers by grade are full-time equivalents:
FCO (Diplomatic and Aid wings including NRI) Grade Number of Officers G3 2 G5 9 G6 7 G7 34 Assistant Economist 29 Total 81