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Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to her reply of 21 May, Official Report, column 17, if she will list in the Official Report the specialism for which each of her advisers who were not career civil servants for each year since 1981 were employed by the Cabinet Office, where relevant; what salary was agreed between each adviser and the Cabinet Office, in those cases where payment was made out of public funds; and what other employment those advisers recorded whilst working in the Prime Minister's office.

Advisers offer advice on a range of issues. It is not my normal practice to provide information on individual salaries, or on other employment held by part-time advisers. Special advisers are subject to the requirement applying to all civil servants that they must avoid any conflict of interest with their official duties.