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Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date. (260357)

Special advisers have claimed £1,770.74 in reimbursable expenses in 2008-09.

Special advisers are temporary civil servants and are therefore entitled to claim expenses available to other civil servants. Guidance on claiming expenses can be found in chapter 8 of the civil service guide:

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/iam/codes/csmc/online_report/8.asp