HC Deb 31 January 2003 vol 398 c1078W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many special advisers there are in his Department; what their cost was in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. [90099]

Peter Hain

I have two special advisers. Special advisers are paid on national salary scales that apply to all Government Departments; the basic scale currently ranges from £34,851 to £45,760.