Friday 3 November 2006
Government Departments: Special Advisers
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in accordance with Section 17 of the model contract for special advisers, those special advisers employed by the Deputy Prime Minister have notified their head of department of any other external employment they have undertaken in the past year; and, if so, what was the nature of any such external employment.[HL7100]
Railways: Community Rail Awards
The Community Rail Awards are organised by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP). Individual awards are sponsored by a number of rail industry bodies including the Department for Transport. There were more than 200 nominations for this year's awards, which are clearly serving their purpose of rewarding innovative activity on community railways, by operators and by volunteers, and of stimulating further such activity. The Government welcome ACoRP's initiative in launching the awards.