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No 10 advisers cost pounds 1.1m a year

THERE are 19 special advisers employed in No 10 Downing Street, costing an estimated pounds 1.1m in 1998-9, the Prime Minister told Jonathan Sayeed (Con, Mid Bedfordshire).

Long sentences

served by 402

ADAM INGRAM, the Northern Ireland Minister, told the shadow Northern Ireland Minister Andrew Mackay that 402 prisoners, including 129 sentenced for "life", are serving five years or more for terrorist offences in Northern Ireland.

Most cars fit for unleaded fuel

EIGHTY per cent of petrol cars are estimated to be capable of running on unleaded fuel, Glenda Jackson, Minister for Environment, Transport and the Regions, told Rosie Winterton (Lab, Doncaster Central).