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Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many policy advisers work for the Minister for Housing and Planning; (286643)

(2) what the job (a) title and (b) description is of each policy adviser, other than special advisers, who has been recruited by his Department in the last six months.

All civil servants in the Department provide policy advice to Ministers as necessary. Specialist staff are from time to time recruited on a time-limited basis to provide additional expertise and capacity as required.