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Numbers and Cost of Special Advisers

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

Listed below are the names of special advisers in post at 22 November 2007, the special advisers’ pay ranges for 2007-08, the number of special advisers in each pay band by Department and the total pay bill cost of special advisers for 2006-07.

All special advisers are appointed under terms and conditions set out in the “Model Contract and Code of Conduct for Special Advisers”. I am placing in the Libraries of the House revised copies of both documents.

Advisers in Post

Appointing Minister

Special Adviser in Post

The Prime Minister

Theo Bertram

Konrad Caulkett (p-t)

Matt Cavanagh

Dan Corry

Jo Dipple

Justin Forsyth

Joe Irvine (p-t)

Michael Jacobs

Gavin Kelly

Spencer Livermore

Patrick Loughran

Damian McBride

Geoffrey Norris

Sue Nye

Nick Pearce

Lisa Perrin

Kath Raymond (p-t)

Stewart Wood

Cabinet Office Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Polly Billington

Tom Restrick

Chief Whip (Commons) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury

Michael Dugher

Emma Reynolds

Chief Whip (Lords)

Ben Coffman

Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

John Williams

John Woodcock

Minister of State (Competitiveness) Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Graham Dale

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

Francine Bates

Alex Belardinelli

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Andrew Bagnall

Paul Richards

Minister of State (Housing), Communities and Local Government

Will McDonald

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Blair McDougall

Lisa Tremble

Secretary of State for Defence

Richard Burge

Alaina Macdonald

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mike Dixon

Beatrice Stern

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Madlin Sadler (job share)

Sarah Schaefer (Job share)

Secretary of State for Health1

Clare Montagu

Chris Norton

Secretary of State for the Home Department

Sue Jackson

Andrew Lappin

Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women and Equalities

Ayesha Hazarika

Anna Healey

Leader of the House of Lords, and Lord President of the Council

Philip Bassett

Jonathan Pearse

Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Josie Cluer

Andy Westwood

Secretary of State for International Development

Paul Sinclair

Anthony Vigor

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Mark Davies

Declan McHugh

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Sebastian Dance

Secretary of State for Scotland

Tom Greatrex

John McTernan

Secretary of State for Transport

Julie Crowley

David Leam

Chancellor of the Exchequer2

Emily Thomas

Sam White

Chief Secretary

Jennifer Gerber

Secretary of State for Wales

Andrew Bold

Joe Carberry

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Matthew Burchell

Claire McCarthy

Minister for the Olympics and London

Nigel Warner

1In addition, the Secretary of State for Health has appointed Mario Dunn as an adviser on the NHS Next Stage Review and NHS workforce issues.

2In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Andrew Maugham to the Council of Economic Advisers.

Pay bands for 2007-08:

The pay bands and pay ranges for special advisers for 2007-08 are as follows:

Scheme Ceiling

£137,400

Pay Band 4

£85,680 to £102,918

Pay Band 3 and Premium

£64,056 to £99,450

Pay Band 2

£50,286 to £66,708

Pay Band 1

Up to £52,122

Advisers by Pay Band:

At 22 November 2007, the number of special advisers in each pay band by Department is as follows:

DepartmentPay Band

1

2

3

4

No 10

4

3

11

-

Cabinet Office (includes Minister for the Olympics and London)

-

-

3

-

Chief Whips' Offices (Commons and Lords)

1

1

1

-

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (includes Minister of State for Competitiveness)

1

1

1

-

Children, Schools and Families

1

-

1

-

Communities and Local Government (includes Minister of State for Housing)

-

2

1

-

Culture, Media and Sport

1

-

1

-

Defence

-

2

"

-

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1

1

-

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

-

-

2 (p-t)

-

Health3

-

2

1

-

Home Office

-

1

1

-

Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women and

-

1

1

-

Equalities

Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council

1

-

-

1

Innovation, Universities and Skills

-

1

1

-

International Development

1

-

1

-

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

1

1

-

-

Northern Ireland

1

-

-

-

Scotland

-

1

1

-

Transport

1

1

-

-

HM Treasury4

3

1

-

-

Wales

2

-

-

-

Work and Pensions

2

-

-

-

Total

21

19

27

1

3Includes the adviser on the NHS Next Stage Review and NHS workforce issues.

4Includes the Member on the Council of Economic Advisers.

5This figure includes salary, severance pay and estimate of pension costs.

Paybill costs:

The cost of special advisers in 2006-07 was £5.9 million5