Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conduct

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has any plans to update the special advisers' code of conduct.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The last update to the Special Adviser’s Code of Conduct was in December 2016. This document is kept under regular review.

In December 2018, the Minister for the Constitution announced work to review how Special Adviser’s terms can be made clearer and consistent (19 December 2018 Vol. 651, [HCWS1216]). This work is ongoing.

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