§ 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