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Ministerial Policy Advisers

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on ministerial policy advisers, to which former special advisers the Cabinet Office has (a) granted and (b) withheld approval to take up an outside appointment on leaving post in (i) the Prime Minister's Office and (ii) the Cabinet Office since May 2005. (211104)

Personal information about the applications submitted by special advisers, and other Crown servants, is made public only in accordance with the principles and practices followed in the operation of the Business Appointment Rules. This information, which includes details of the appointments of the most senior staff and statistical data about cases at the more junior levels, is published on the website of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments ( and in its reports.