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Special Advisers

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Lord Hanningfield Lord Hanningfield Spokespersons In the Lords, Local Government Affairs & Communities, Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, Spokespersons In the Lords, Transport

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the terms of Mr David Bennett's employment as head of the Downing Street Policy Unit; and what are his responsibilities; and

What are the terms of Mr Adair Turner's employment in 10 Downing Street; and what are his responsibilities.

Photo of Lord Bassam of Brighton Lord Bassam of Brighton Government Whip, Government Whip

The duties and responsibilities of special advisers are set out in the model contract and code of conduct for special advisers. Special advisers are personal appointments made by Ministers and are outside the rules of open competition.

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