HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c600W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many special advisers are employed in his Department; and how many were employed on 1 May 1997. [113107]

Mr. Hill

[holding answer 6 March 2000]The Department currently employs five special advisers; three are full-time and two part-time. On 1 February 1997 the Department of the Environment employed four special advisers, two full-time and two part-time. The Department of Transport employed one full-time special adviser on this date.

By 1 May 1997 two special advisers had resigned leaving the Department of the Environment with three special advisers, one full-time and two part-time and none in the Department of Transport.