HC Deb 24 May 1979 vol 967 cc181-2W
Q16. Mr. Meacher

asked the Prime Minister how many consultants she proposes to appoint.

The Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 18 May by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Civil Service Department to a question from the right hon. Member for Ashton under-Lyne (My. Sheldon). Consultants, as distinct from special advisers, will continue is not available within the public service.

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