§ Mr. Gow
asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) whether the consent of the Prime Minister, as Minister for the Civil Service, is required before a Minister appoints a special adviser;
- (2) whether, and in what circumstances, Ministers other than Cabinet Ministers may appoint special advisers;
- (3) what restrictions there are, if any, on the appointment by Cabinet Ministers of special advisers.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
Only Ministers in charge of Departments may appoint special advisers. The approval of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is required for each such appointment.