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Ministerial Policy Advisers

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff based in 10 Downing Street who advise the Prime Minister on foreign policy are not members of staff of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (284027)

[holding answer 3 July 2009]: The Prime Minister receives advice on foreign policy from the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary and his Department. The Prime Minister also has two advisers on foreign and defence policy and Europe and global issues. They head two sections of the Cabinet Secretariat in the Cabinet Office which support the Prime Minister and the Cabinet by, where appropriate, providing co-ordinated advice on foreign policy issues.