Special Advisers

Prime Minister written statement – made on 22nd July 2008.

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Listed below are the names of special advisers in post at 22 July 2008, the special advisers' pay ranges for 2008-09, the number of special advisers in each pay band by Department and the total pay bill cost of special advisers for 2007-08.

All special advisers are appointed under terms and conditions set out in the Model Contract and Code of Conduct for Special Advisers to provide assistance on the full range of their appointing Minister's departmental responsibilities.

Appointing Minister Special Adviser in post
The Prime Minister Greg Beales
Theo Bertram
Nicola Burdett
Stephen Carter
Konrad Caulkett (p-t)
Matt Cavanagh
Dan Corry
Colin Currie (p-t)
Jo Dipple
Justin Forsyth
Michael Jacobs
Gavin Kelly
Richard Lloyd
Patrick Loughran
Damian McBride
Jennifer Moses (unpaid)
David Muir
Geoffrey Norris
Sue Nye (p-t)
Nick Pearce
Lisa Perrin
Paul Sinclair
Nick Stace
Stewart Wood
Cabinet Office Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Polly Billington Tom Restrick
Chief Whip (Commons) and Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury Michael Dugher Emma Reynolds
Chief Whip (Lords) Ben Coffman
Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform John Williams John Woodcock
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) Claire McCarthy
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jennifer Gerber Philip French
Secretary of State for Defence Alaina Macdonald John McTernan
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 Clare Montagu Mario Dunn
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 Equality 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 Anthony Vigor
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Mark Davies Declan McHugh
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Sebastian Dance Oonagh Blackman
Secretary of State for Scotland Tom Greatrex
Secretary of State for Transport Julie Crowley David Leam
Chancellor of the Exchequer(1) Sam White Catherine Macleod
Chief Secretary Will McDonald
Secretary of State for Wales Andrew Bold
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Blair McDougall Lisa Tremble
Minister of State (Employment and Welfare Reform) Graham Dale
Minister for the Olympics and London (Paymaster General) Mandy Telford
(1)In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Andrew Maugham, David Pinto-Duschinsky and Geoffrey Spence to the Council of Economic Advisers.

Pay bands for 2008-09

The pay bands and pay ranges for special advisers for 2008-09 are as follows:

Scheme Ceiling £ 140,560
Pay Band 4 £87,651 - £105,285
Pay Band 3 £65,529 - £101,737
Pay Band 2 £51,443 - £68,242
Pay Band 1 £39,756 - £53,321

Advisers by Pay Band

At 22 July 2008, there were 73 special advisers in post. The number of special advisers in each pay band by Department is as follows:

Department Pay band
1 2 3 4 Up to Scheme Ceiling
No.10(1) 3 5 11 4
Cabinet Office (Includes Minister for the Olympics and London, Paymaster General) 1 2
Chief Whips' Offices (Commons and Lords) 1 1 1
Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 1 1
Children, Schools and Families 1 1
Communities and Local Government (Includes Minister of State for Housing) 1 1 1
Culture, Media and Sport 1 1
Defence 1 1
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 1 1
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2
Health 2
Home Office 2
Leader of the House of Commons, Lord Privy Seal and Minister for Women and Equality 1 1
Leader of the House of Lords, and Lord President of the Council 1 1
Innovation, Universities and Skills
International Development 1
Justice (Lord Chancellor) 1 1
Northern Ireland Office 1 1
Scotland Office 1
Transport 2
HM Treasury(2) 1 3 2
Wales Office 1
Work and Pensions (including Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform) 1 1 1
Total 16 23 28 1 4
(1)Plus one unpaid adviser.

(2)Includes the three Members of the Council of Economic Advisers who are employed on special adviser terms.

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

Paybill costs

The paybill for special advisers in 2007-08 was £5.9 million(3)