HC Deb 22 January 1998 vol 304 c604W
Sir Robert Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the special advisers in his Department, the Minister to whom each is responsible and the subjects on which they advise. [23193]

Mr. Prescott

Joe Irvin and Joan Hammell advise me on all my areas of responsibility both as Secretary of State and Deputy Prime Minister. Paul Hackett and Darren Murphy are part-time advisers, who together make up the equivalent of 1 full-time adviser's post, and cover regional and local government issues. David Taylor acts as a part-time, unpaid adviser mainly on regeneration and regional issues.

Kate Davies and Tony Grayling advise my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport on transport issues.