HL Deb 09 February 2004 vol 656 cc138-42WA
Lord Patten

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Macdonald of Tradeston on 3 December 2001 (WA 91), whether they will update the list of special advisers, envoys and advocates, indicate which post holders have resigned since then, and provide the date on which each resignation became effective. [HL982]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

At 3 February, Ministers had appointed the following special advisers:

  • The Prime Minister
  • Jonathan Powell
  • David Hill
  • Sally Morgan
  • Hilary Coffman
  • Geoff Norris
  • Roger Liddle
  • Andrew Adonis
  • Katy Kay
  • David Bradshaw
  • Kate Garvey
  • Catherine Rimmer
  • Liz Lloyd
  • Alasdair McGowan
  • Chris McShane
  • Simon Stevens
  • Carey Oppenheim
  • Justin Russell
  • Patrick Diamond
  • Sarah Hunter
  • Matthew Elson
  • Arnab Banerjee
  • Jo Gibbons
  • Sara El Nusiari
  • Julian Le Grand p/t
  • Matthew Taylor p/t
  • Angela Goodchild p/t
  • John McTernan
  • Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State
  • Joan Hammell
  • Ian McKenzie
  • Paul Hackett p/t
  • Chief Whip (Commons)
  • Sue Jackson
  • Fiona Gordon
  • Chief Whip (Lords)
  • Margaret Ounsley
  • WA 140
  • Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Bill Bush
  • Nick Bent
  • Secretary of State for Defence
  • Michael Dugher
  • Secretary of State for Education and Skills
  • Robert Hill
  • Lisa Tremble
  • Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sheila Watson
  • Stephen Hale
  • Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Ed Owen
  • Michael Williams
  • Secretary of State for Health
  • Richard Olszewski
  • Steve Bates
  • Paul Corrigan
  • Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • Matt Kavanagh
  • Katherine Raymond
  • Huw Evans
  • Leader of the House of Lords, and Lord President of the Council
  • Matthew Seward
  • Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor
  • Gary Hart
  • Phil Bassett
  • Secretary of State for International Development
  • Alex Evans
  • Beatrice Stern
  • Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Owen Smith
  • Adam Higgett
  • Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal
  • Greg Power
  • Phil Taylor
  • WA 141
  • Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Iain Gray
  • Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • Jim Godfrey
  • Roger Sharp (unpaid)
  • Kitty Ussher p/t
  • Deborah Lincoln
  • Secretary of State for Transport
  • Andrew Maugham
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer1
  • Ed Balls, Chief Economic Adviser
  • Ian Austin
  • Spencer Livermore
  • Chief Secretary
  • Nicola Murphy
  • Jonathan Ashworth
  • Secretary of State for Wales
  • Andrew Bold
  • WA 142
  • Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Chris Norton
  • Tom Clark
  • Minister without Portfolio
  • Martin O'Donovan
  • Patrick Loughran

The Government regularly publish details of special advisers currently in post, updated to reflect resignations as necessary.

Lord Birt continues as an unpaid strategy adviser to the Prime Minister.

Sue Nye is an unpaid adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Andrew Pinder holds the position of e-envoy.

Sir Ewen Cameron, Chairman of the Countryside Agency, holds the position of rural advocate on an unpaid basis.

1 In addition the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Paul Gregg (p/t), Shriti Vadera, Stewart Wood and Michael Jacobs to the Council of Economic Advisers on special adviser terms.