HC Deb 02 May 2001 vol 367 c658W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many special advisers worked in his Department from 1997 to date. [160030]

Mr. Chris Smith

[holding answer 1 May 2001]: Since 3 May 1997, no more than two special advisers have been in post at any one time.