HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c204W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many(a) special advisers and (b) press officers have been employed by his Department in each year from 1994–95 to 2002–03; and at what cost in each year. [92488]

Mr. Touhig

The Wales Office came into being on 1 July 1999. It employs two special advisers and three press officers. Special advisers are paid in accordance with the national pay scales for special advisers. Costs of the press office are not separately recorded.