§ Marjorie Mowlam
(a) None. Pension contributions are paid direct by Departments into the individual special advisers' pension schemes.
(b) Provision has been made for a maximum of £476,000 to be paid into the pension schemes of special advisers for the year 1 April 1999 to 31 March 2000.
In addition, National Insurance contributions are paid at the contracted-in rates.