§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list each of the past five years, and in total all advisers employed directly by Ministers in his Department and all staff employed in each private office giving the official post held by each person and the salary or fees paid to each member of staff or adviser.
§ Mr. Gummer
The following information covers staff in private offices of my Department on 1 April of each year:
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 Civil Servants 59 70 66 72 69 Special Advisers 4 4 6 3 4
The four special advisers are my expert adviser on the environment, Tom Burke; my expert adviser on architecture, Liam O'Connor; my political adviser, Keith Adams; and the Ministers of State's political adviser, James Gray.
The salaries for permanent civil servants employed in the private offices in the financial year 1993–94 total £1,517,302 and in this financial year, to end December, £1,059,416.
The salaries for special advisers employed in the private offices in the financial year 1993–94 total £132,394 and in this financial year, to end December, £114, 373.
Information about previous financial years or on a calendar year basis is not readily available and could be assembled only at disproportionate cost.