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Government Departments: Special Advisers

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 89), how many assistants currently support special advisers to Ministers in the Department for Work and Pensions; and what is the nature of their services. [HL7015]

Two civil servants assist the special advisers in DWP. These staff are employed to provide support of a non-political nature in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.