HC Deb 27 March 1995 vol 257 cc443-4W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what facilities in terms of(a) access to telephones, (b) use of equipment, (c) use of offices, (d) access to ministerial meetings, (e) sight of correspondence, (f) attendance at inter-departmental meetings and (g) access to civil servants are available to specialist advisers in her Department. [15632]

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

Special advisers are members of the civil service, have the same conditions of service as civil servants and are subject to the same rules of conduct as other civil servants, within certain limited exceptions. They have facilities appropriate to their duties.