HC Deb 11 January 1999 vol 323 c79W
Mr. Robert Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the special advisers in his Department and the issues on which they specialise; and to what level they have been security cleared. [62839]

Mr. Robin Cook

David Clark and Andrew Hood are currently employed as Special Advisers in my Department. They are 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.

David Clark is advising me on European Affairs and Security Policy.

Andrew Hood is advising me on policy related to Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, international trade policy, human rights, the global environment, the arms trade and the Commonwealth.

Both work in accordance with Schedule 1 (Part 1) of the Model Contract.

Special Advisers are subject to the usual security clearance arrangements. Both Mr. Clark and Mr. Hood have been cleared to the same level as senior FCO officials.

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