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Ministerial Advisers

Volume 180: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state the terms of reference of the appointment of the special adviser, Mr. Rod Richards, in the Welsh Office, indicating whether this appointment is for a fixed term or is a permanent appointment.

Mr. Rod Richards has been appointed personally by me to advise on subjects that I will specify and for as long as I consider necessary.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will set out the salary, hours, terms and conditions of the appointment of Mr. Rod Richards as his personal adviser and the period for which the appointment wile, run;(2) if he will list all his personal advisers who are paid for from public funds with the total annual cost of each adviser and the topics upon which each is called to advise him.

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply I gave him on Tuesday 13 November, column 106.