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Special Advisers

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his special advisers have travelled abroad in an official capacity since the creation of his Department. (114098)

All travel is undertaken in accordance with the Ministerial Code and the Civil Service Management Code. The costs of any such travel is accounted for in the annual cost of all Ministers’ visits overseas which for 2006-07 will be published after the end of the financial year.

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether special advisers in his Department have made use of an official car since its creation, excluding travel when accompanying the Deputy Prime Minister. (114104)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply he has already received from my hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet (Dr. Ladyman) on 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 1063W.