No extra civil servants have been recruited for the 70-strong team at the Chief Executive's Office, according to its spokesman. Announcing the office's budget estimates yesterday, the spokesman said 34 staff had been seconded and redeployed to the office. They include Michael Suen Ming-yeung, the only policy secretary, office director Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, and director of information and public relations Irene Yau Lee Chee-yan. Others include information and executive officers, personal secretaries, clerical staff and a driver. Another 35 have been transferred to the office of Tung Chee-hwa under the 'on loan' arrangement. They provide mainly secretarial services and will return to their department as soon as the workload at Mr Tung's office eases. Under the budget estimate, $9.2 million has been set aside for the seconded and redeployed civil servants, whose original duties are being absorbed by their former departments. The spokesman said: 'The actual expenditure is likely to be much smaller. Most of the salary provision is notional. 'The net additional implication to the public purse is therefore in acting, doubling-up and overtime allowances,' he said. These are estimated to be around $1.4 million.