Departmental Special Advisers

Prime Minister written question – answered on 23rd October 2008.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list (a) his special envoys and (b) their (i) professions, (ii) responsibilities as envoys and (iii) dates of starting and ending their roles.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Prime Minister to whom or which Department the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Energy Issues reports; what his terms of reference are; and from which Department he would draw expenses, should any be incurred.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Prime Minister

(1) whether he plans to appoint a special representative for Cyprus; and if he will make a statement;

(2) whether he plans to appoint an envoy for forestry; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party

I refer the hon. Member to the ministerial appointments press notice issued by my Office. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House and is also available on the No. 10 website at:

In addition, my right hon. Friend Ann Clwyd, who has served since 2003 as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Human Rights in Iraq, continues to perform her very important role.

They are entitled to claim reasonable travel and subsistence expenses incurred as part of their work. These expenses are paid in accordance with existing departmental guidelines on allowances and subsistence.

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