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Special Advisers

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

Listed below are the names of special advisers in post at 16 July 2009, the special advisers’ pay ranges for 2009-10, the number of special advisers in each pay band by Department and the total pay bill cost of special advisers for 2008-09.

All special advisers are appointed under terms and conditions set out in the Model Contract and Code of Conduct for Special Advisers to provide assistance on the full range of their appointing Minister's departmental responsibilities.

Appointing Minister

Special Adviser in post

The Prime Minister

Greg Beales

Theo Bertram

Nicola Burdett

Nick Butler

Konrad Caulkett (p-t)

Matt Cavanagh

Brendan Cox

Dan Corry

Colin Currie (p-t)

Patrick Diamond

Michael Dugher

Justin Forsyth

Stuart Hudson

Michael Jacobs

Gavin Kelly

Richard Lloyd

Kirsty McNeill

David Muir

Sue Nye (p-t)

Nick Pearce

Lisa Perrin

Wilf Stevenson

Anthony Vigor

Stewart Wood

John Woodcock

Minister for Cabinet Office and the Olympics and Paymaster General

Robert Philpot

Chief Whip (Commons) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury

Gary Follis

Luke Sullivan

Chief Whip (Lords)

Ben Coffman

Sue Jackson

First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Lord President of the Council

Geoffrey Norris

Patrick Loughran

Minister of State (Business)

Matt Cooke

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

Francine Bates

Alex Belardinelli

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Ann Rossiter

Jake Sumner

Minister of State (Housing)

Ian Parker

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Philip French

Lenny Shallcross

Secretary of State for Defence

Alaina Macdonald

Andrew Bagnall

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Polly Billington

Tom Restrick

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Wesley Ball

Beatrice Stern

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Madlin Sadler/Sarah Schaefer (job share)

Secretary of State for Health

Katie Myler

Secretary of State for the Home Department

Clare Montagu

Mario Dunn

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

Ayesha Hazarika

Anna Healy

Leader of the House of Lords, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Philip Bassett

Jonathan Pearse

Secretary of State for International Development

Richard Darlington

Stephen Doughty

Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Mark Davies

Declan McHugh

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Oonagh Blackman

Secretary of State for Scotland

John McTeman

Tom Greatrex

Secretary of State for Transport

Claire MacAleese

David Learn

Chancellor of the Exchequer1

Sam White

Catherine McCleod

Chief Secretary

Tony Danker

David Mills

Graham Dale

Secretary of State for Wales

Andrew Bold

Dan Lodge

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Will McDonald

Eleanor Wilcox

1 In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Torsten Henricson-Bell and Geoffrey Spence to the Council of Economic Advisers.

Pay bands for 2009-10

The pay bands and pay ranges for special advisers for 2009-10 are as follows:

Scheme Ceiling

£142,668

Pay Band 4

£88,966-£106,864

Pay Band 3 and Premium

£66,512 -£103,263

Pay Band 2

£52,215-£69,266

Pay Band 1

£40,352-£54,121

Advisers by Pay Band

At 16 July 2009, there were 74 Special Advisers in post. The number of special advisers in each pay band by department is as follows:

Pay band 1

Department

1

2

3

4

No. 10 2

4

5

14

Cabinet Office

1

Chief Whips’ Offices (Commons and Lords)

2

2

Business, Innovation and Skills

1

1

1

Children, Schools and Families

2

Communities and Local Government

1

1

Culture, Media and Sport

1

Defence

2

Energy and Climate Change

2

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

1

1

Foreign and Commonwealth Office3

1

Health

1

Home Office

2

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

1

1

Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

1

1

International Development

1

1

Justice (Lord Chancellor)

1

Northern Ireland Office

1

Scotland Office

1

1

Transport

1

1

HM Treasury4

1

3

3

Wales Office

1

Work and Pensions

1

1

Total

12

26

30

1

Paybill costs

The paybill for special advisers in 2008-2009 was £5.9m5.

1Plus three special advisers whose pay bands have yet to be agreed.

2Plus two special advisers who are paid beyond Pay Band 4 but within the scheme ceiling.

3Job share

4Includes the two members of the Council of Economic Advisers who are employed on special adviser terms.

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