HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c131W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the President of the Council what are the costs of the(a) salaries, (b) other personal expenses and (c) offices for the United Kingdom Anti-Drug Coordinator and his Deputy. [30990]

Mrs. Ann Taylor

The UK Anti-Drugs Coordinator, his Deputy and their personal assistant are based alongside the Central Drugs Coordination Unit in the Privy Council Office. The total budget for the CDCU in 1998–99 will be £553,000. This includes £102,471 for the UK Anti-Drugs Coordinator's salary, £45,000 for his Deputy's salary, and their pension contributions (16 per cent. of salaries). The remainder of the budget covers the salaries of their personal assistant (£17,219) and CDCU officials, accommodation and IT costs and travel and subsistence. It is not possible to specify the proportion of office costs which relate to the Coordinator and his Deputy, or to predict the precise extent of claims for travel and subsistence which may be made.

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