§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the annual cost of the support staff, accommodation, personnel salaries and other overheads of her Department's special advisers. 
§ Mrs. Beckett
[holding answer 27 January 1998]: I refer the right hon. Member to the replies I gave to the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham (Mrs. Gillan), 27 October 1997, Official Report, column 685, and to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Mr. Hawkins), Official Report, 12 December 1997, Official Report, column 721, in relation to the salaries of my Special Advisers, and to the answer provided by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. and learned Member for Harborough (Mr. Garnier) on 30 June 1997, in relation to the cost of support staff.
These are the only cost requested that are readily separable from other Department costs.