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Ministerial Advisers

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 18 November, Official Report, column 216, if he will publish the current list of special advisers attached to Ministers stating the Minister they work for, the date of their appointment and the name of their previous employer before their initial appointment as a special adviser attached to a Minister.

[holding answer 20 July 1993]: There are currently 41 special advisers attached to Ministers. The names of the advisers, the Ministers they work for, the date of the appointment and the name of their previous employer before their initial appointment as a special adviser is as follows:


Minister(s) served

Date of appointment

Previous employer

Dr. W. Eltis*President of the Board of Trade1 January 1993National Economic Development Office
Sir C. Foster*Secretary of State for Transport1 June 1992Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte
M. FraserMinister of State for Overseas Development10 April 1992Conservative Central Office
C. GranthamSecretary of State for Education11 April 1992Westminster Briefing
J. GrayJointly to the Ministers for Local Government and Inner Cities; Environment and Countryside; and Housing and Planning27 May 1993GNI Ltd.
D. GreenPrime Minister1 June 1992Business Television
Professor P. Hall*Secretary of State for Environment27 May 1993University of California
Mrs. S. HoggPrime Minister10 April 1992Daily and Sunday Telegraph
Ms S. HoleChief Whip13 April 1992Lord Rothschild
A. Kemp*President of the Board of Trade28 May 1992CDP Nexus Ltd.
Mrs. T. KeswickChancellor of the Exchequer28 May 1993Cluff Investments and Trading
Mrs. E. LaingSecretary of State for Transport13 April 1992Shopping Hours Reform Council
K. Leggett*Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food21 June 1993National Farmers Union
D. LoehnisSecretary of State for National Heritage7 November 1992Sunday Telegraph
G. MackaySecretary of State for Scotland8 May 1992Pieda plc
M. MacLaySecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs19 July 1993The European
R. MarshSecretary of State for Health21 April 1992Conservative Central Office
Ms S. McEwenChief Whip (House of Lords)29 June 1992Namara Cowan Ltd.
M. McManusSecretary of State for Employment28 May 1993Conservative Central Office
Dr. J. Nicholson*Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster1 September 1992John Nicholson Associates Ltd.
Sir I. Pearce*Secretary of State for Transport16 June 1992Richard Ellis and English Estates
Lord PoolePrime Minister13 May 1992James Capel
Mrs. K. RamsayPrime Minister2 June 1992Conservative Central Office
P. RockHome Secretary28 May 1993Conservative Central Office
A. RoslingPrime Minister10 April 1992Hanson plc
D. RuffleyFinancial Secretary28 May 1993Clifford Chance
R. Salmon*Secretary of State for Transport18 January 1993Cuff & Co. Ltd. and Fund Holdings Ltd.
I. StewartLord President27 April 1992Conservative Central Office
Lady StrathnaverPresident of the Board of Trade21 April 1992Haymarket Publishing Services Ltd.
J. Swift*Secretary of State for Transport18 January 1993Barrister
N. TruePrime Minister10 April 1992Public Policy Unit
I. WiltonChancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster27 April 1992Conservative Central Office
A. YoungSecretary of State for Scotland8 May 1992

* Special advisers fall into two categories, political and those with specialised expertise relevant to their appropriate Secretary of State. The latter are indicated by an asterisk.