HC Deb 14 March 2001 vol 364 c648W
Mr. Lansley

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will make a statement on the increase in the number of special advisers in Government Departments since 1997. [153405]

Mr. Ian McCartney

The Government's response to the sixth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, published in July 2000, sets out the position on the appointment of special advisers.