§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the Secretary of State for Defence has any unpaid advisers, and, if so, who they are, what are their qualifications, what benefits do they enjoy, and whether they consider that the public obtains value for money for such advisers.
§ Lord Henley
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence receives advice from a range of sources. He currently has three individuals who provide him, on a personal basis, with informal and unpaid advice from time to time. They are: Mr. Christopher Donnelly, Mr. David Hart and Mr. Vincent Watts. As they are unpaid and receive no benefits, the question of value for public money does not arise.