HC Deb 06 February 2002 vol 379 cc954-5W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many(a) civil servants and (b) special advisers working in his department are provided with private medical insurance; how many individuals have been covered by such insurance in each year since 1997–98 and at what total cost to the Exchequer; and if he will make a statement; [32312]

(2) how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies have had private medical insurance provided for them in each year since 1997–98; what the total cost is; and if he will make a statement. [32319]

Ruth Kelly

Paragraph 7.1.7 of the Civil Service Management Code prohibits Departments from providing staff with private medical insurance. This condition also applies to special advisers.

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