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Special Advisers

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any of his special advisers have given notice of any other external employment they have undertaken in the past 12 months. (102800)

None of the Home Secretary’s special advisers has given notice of any other external employment they have undertaken since being appointed to their positions at the Home Office.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's civil servants work full-time to support departmental special advisers; and what the salary is of each such civil servant. (106515)

The full-time equivalent of 2.5 of the Home Office’s civil servants are employed in direct support of special advisers in the Department. The salary details of these civil servants may not be disclosed in order to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned.