HC Deb 14 May 2003 vol 405 c283W
Mr. Pickles

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the costs have been in(a) salary, (b) administrative support and (c) travel of special advisers employed in his Department since May 2002. [91620]

Mr. Leslie

The costs to public funds for special advisers employed in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for the period 1 June 2002 until 31 March 2003 is(a) £189,633 salary costs, (b) £43,725 administrative support costs and (c) £17,877 travel costs.