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Ministerial Code - Question for Short Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:28 pm on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Campbell-Savours Lord Campbell-Savours Labour 3:28 pm, 12th March 2020

My Lords, I shall speak on the code of conduct for special advisers and the treatment of Sonia Khan. Paragraph 5 of the code says:

“But special advisers must not … exercise any power in relation to the management of any part of the Civil Service, except in relation to another special adviser”.

I suggest that we delete the final words of that quote from the Code and insert the words “and in relation to the employment security of a special adviser”. If that were to happen, Miss Khan would not have found herself in difficulty.