HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c383W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Prime Minister under what terms and conditions Mr. Peter Shipley was employed in the policy advisory unit attached to her office, whether his appointment was subject to the same approval procedures as apply to Civil Service appointments; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Mr. Peter Shipley was employed as a special adviser in the policy unit in my Office between September 1982 and September 1984 on the standard terms applied to special advisers. The approval of the Civil Service Commission to such appointments is not required.