HC Deb 06 June 1997 vol 295 c267W
Mr. Forth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will list(a) the names, (b) the salary (c) the previous occupation and salary and (d) the terms and conditions of each political and special adviser in her Department; and what was the selection process used to appoint these persons. [2414]

Ms Harman

I have appointed John McTernan and Liz Kendall as special advisers. Both were formerly employed as advisers to me in opposition. The terms and conditions of their appointments are set out in the draft model contract, a copy of which has been placed in the Library. Special advisers are paid within a range of £23,349 to £73,484. Their salaries are negotiated individually within this range. Details of present and previous salaries are not provided, in order to protect the privacy of the individuals concerned.

These are personal appointments made by me following consultation with the permanent secretary and the Prime Minister.