HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc87-8W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the special advisers in his Department, the Minister to whom each is responsible, the subjects on which they advise and the number of advisers in his Department in the year up to 1 May. [5363]

Dr. David Clark

I have appointed one special adviser, Andrew Lappin, who is responsible to me.

Mr. Lappin is employed under terms and conditions based on the model contract for special advisers, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House. Mr. Lappin advises me on issues across the range of my responsibilities in accordance with Schedule 1 (Part 1) of the Model Contract.

There were two special advisers in my Department in the year up to 1 May. Sir Paul Judge was special adviser to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster until resigning in July 1996; he was succeeded by Andrew Caesar-Gordon from September 1996 to March 1997.

In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State had two special advisers in his office. Dr. Alan Kemp until his resignation in December 1996; and Lady Eileen Strathnaver until April 1997.

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