§ Mr. Cryer
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the political advisers and public relations advisers currently employed to advise Ministers in his Department, including those persons paid by other organisations and seconded to the Government, giving in every case the source of payment, rate of salary and expenses.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
There are two special advisers, Mr. Lidington and Mr. Fraser. Their role is to consider the presentational and domestic political aspects of policy issues and to advise the Secretary of State and Ministers.
It is not our practice to reveal the salaries of individual advisers. They are individually negotiated in relation to previous outside earnings.