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Prime Minister: Ministerial Policy Advisers

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2020 to Question 23469, whether any of the Prime Minister's special advisers had developed vetting level security clearance as of 2 March 2020.

Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2020 to Question 25183 on Ministerial Policy Advisors: Dismissal, if he will publish the payments that specialist advisers received on termination of their employment which (a) were and (b) were not in accordance with section 14b of the Model Contract for Special Advisers in each of the last six months.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to PQ 23479 on 16 March 2020 with regards to vetting of Special Advisers.

Data related to the number and costs of special advisers is published annually. Publication of the costs for the most recent reporting period will follow in due course.

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