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To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide the names of the special advisers currently in post; what their responsibilities are; what their pay bands are for 2010-11; how many special advisers are in each pay band, and what the total salary cost of employing special advisers was in 2009-10.
Answered by John Swinney (24/09/2010): There are currently 10 special advisers including one part-time. The Special Advisers and their specific responsibilities are as follows:
The number of salaried special advisers in each pay band from 1 April 2010 is:
The total salary cost for the 10 salaried Special Advisers in post in 2009-2010 including ERNIC and employer pension contributions was £701,627. By comparison the cost of the 12 Special Advisers employed by the previous administration in
2006-07 was £854,376.
Note: This page contains both questions laid by Gil as MSP for West of Scotland (2007-2011, title starts "S3W/O") and Clydebank & Milngavie (2011-present, title starts "S4W/O")