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Numbers and Cost of Special Advisers

Prime Minister written statement – made on 22nd November 2007.

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Listed below are the names of special advisers in post at 22 November 2007, the special advisers' pay ranges for 2007-08, the number of special advisers in each pay band by Department and the total pay bill cost of special advisers for 2006-07.

All special advisers are appointed under terms and conditions set out in the "Model Contract and Code of Conduct for Special Advisers". I am placing in the Libraries of the House revised copies of both documents.

Advisers in Post
Appointing Minister Special Adviser in Post
The Prime Minister Theo Bertram
Konrad Caulkett (p-t)
Matt Cavanagh
Dan Corry
Jo Dipple
Justin Forsyth
Joe Irvine (p-t)
Michael Jacobs
Gavin Kelly
Spencer Livermore
Patrick Loughran
Damian McBride
Geoffrey Norris
Sue Nye
Nick Pearce
Lisa Perrin
Kath Raymond (p-t)
Stewart Wood
Cabinet Office Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Polly Billington Tom Restrick
Chief Whip (Commons) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury Michael Dugher Emma Reynolds
Chief Whip (Lords) Ben Coffman
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform John Williams John Woodcock
Minister of State (Competitiveness) Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Graham Dale
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Francine Bates Alex Belardinelli
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Andrew Bagnall Paul Richards
Minister of State (Housing), Communities and Local Government Will McDonald
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Blair McDougall Lisa Tremble
Secretary of State for Defence Richard Burge
Alaina Macdonald
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mike Dixon Beatrice Stern
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Madlin Sadler (job share) Sarah Schaefer (Job share)
Secretary of State for Health(1) Clare Montagu
Chris Norton
Secretary of State for the Home Department Sue Jackson Andrew Lappin
Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women and Equalities Ayesha Hazarika Anna Healey
Leader of the House of Lords, and Lord President of the Council Philip Bassett Jonathan Pearse
Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills Josie Cluer Andy Westwood
Secretary of State for International Development Paul Sinclair Anthony Vigor
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Mark Davies Declan McHugh
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Sebastian Dance
Secretary of State for Scotland Tom Greatrex John McTernan
Secretary of State for Transport Julie Crowley David Leam
Chancellor of the Exchequer(2) Emily Thomas
Sam White
Chief Secretary Jennifer Gerber
Secretary of State for Wales Andrew Bold
Joe Carberry
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Matthew Burchell Claire McCarthy
Minister for the Olympics and London Nigel Warner
(1)In addition, the Secretary of State for Health has appointed Mario Dunn as an adviser on the NHS Next Stage Review and NHS workforce issues.

(2)In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Andrew Maugham to the Council of Economic Advisers.

Pay bands for 2007-08:

The pay bands and pay ranges for special advisers for 2007-08 are as follows:

Scheme Ceiling £137,400
Pay Band 4 £85,680 to £102,918
Pay Band 3 and Premium £64,056 to £99,450
Pay Band 2 £50,286 to £66,708
Pay Band 1 Up to £52,122

Advisers by Pay Band:

At 22 November 2007, the number of special advisers in each pay band by Department is as follows:

Department Pay Band
1 2 3 4
No 10 4 3 11 -
Cabinet Office (includes Minister for the Olympics and London) - - 3 -
Chief Whips' Offices (Commons and Lords) 1 1 1 -
Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (includes Minister of State for Competitiveness) 1 1 1 -
Children, Schools and Families 1 - 1 -
Communities and Local Government (includes Minister of State for Housing) - 2 1 -
Culture, Media and Sport 1 - 1 -
Defence - 2 " -
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 1 1 -
Foreign and Commonwealth Office - - 2 (p-t) -
Health(3) - 2 1 -
Home Office - 1 1 -
Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women and - 1 1 -
Equalities
Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council 1 - - 1
Innovation, Universities and Skills - 1 1 -
International Development 1 - 1 -
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 1 1 - -
Northern Ireland 1 - - -
Scotland - 1 1 -
Transport 1 1 - -
HM Treasury(4) 3 1 - -
Wales 2 - - -
Work and Pensions 2 - - -
Total 21 19 27 1
(3)Includes the adviser on the NHS Next Stage Review and NHS workforce issues.

(4)Includes the Member on the Council of Economic Advisers.

(5)This figure includes salary, severance pay and estimate of pension costs.

Paybill costs:

The cost of special advisers in 2006-07 was £5.9 million(5)