Lord Campbell of Croy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have any plans for an increase in the number of special advisers. [HL406l]
§ Lord Macdonald of Tradeston
Paragraph 50 of the ministerial code sets out the rules on numbers of special advisers. At 1 May, there were 81 special advisers in post. The Government would not expect there to be a large increase in numbers.