Special Advisers

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 22 February (WA 276), in what forum Ministers are personally accountable to Parliament for the disciplining of special advisers; and whether they will set out the procedure, process and timetable for the disciplining of such advisers; and

What is the role of Permanent Secretaries in dealing with breaches of the code of conduct or contracts of employment by special advisers.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

My Answer to the noble Lord on 22 February 2007, (Official Report, col. WA 276) set out the lines of accountability and responsibility.

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