To ask the Prime Minister which special envoys he has appointed since taking office; what remuneration is paid to each; what allowance each receives for expenses; and how much each has been reimbursed for claims for (a) expenses and (b) travel expenses.
To ask the Prime Minister what special envoys he has appointed; and for what purposes in each case.
Since June 2007, I have appointed my hon. Friend Barry Gardiner as the Special Envoy for Forestry. My right hon. Friend Ann Clwyd has served since 2003 as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Human Rights in Iraq and has been reappointed.
Separately, I have appointed my right hon. Friend Joan Ryan as the Special Representative to Cyprus.
They are entitled to claim reasonable travel and subsistence expenses incurred as part of their work. These expenses are paid in accordance with existing departmental guidelines on allowances and subsistence.