§ Annabelle Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many senior departmental posts were advertised in each year since June 1999; and how many of those were advertised in the Scottish press. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The number of senior departmental posts which were advertised since June 1999 are as follows:
Number 1999 1 2000 1 2001 1 2002 3 To date in 2003 11 1 Currently being advertised.
These posts were advertised in national newspapers, which are available in Scotland.