§ 28. Mr. Gow
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether each of her four special advisers has a full-time appointment; on which dates and for how long each has been appointed; and what representations she has received that their salaries should be paid by the Labour Party rather than out of public funds.
§ Mrs. Castle
Professor Abel-Smith, Mr. Straw and Mr. Lynes were appointed in March 1974 and have now completed two years' service. Mr. Alltimes commenced his duties approximately six months ago on 1st October 1975. Only Mr. Straw and Mr. Alltimes are employed on a full-time basis. I am not aware of receiving any representations that salaries of special advisers should be paid by the Labour Party.