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Select Committee on Public Administration Fourth Report


Annex 1

Analysis of Departmental replies

Name of Department
No of
Special
Advisers
Information received/declined/unavailable
MAFF
2
Age, names and work history supplied; no CVs. Responsible for policy advice.
DCMS 
2
CVs received. Political advisers rather than technical experts.
Ministry of Defence 
2
CVs declined; areas of policy interest given. Declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee.
DfEE 
5
Areas of responsibility given; no CVs. 4 political advisers;1 policy expert. (2 part-time).
DETR 
5
Name, and area of responsibility given.
FCO 
2
Brief career history supplied. Both policy advisers.
Home Office 
2
Role and biog details supplied including press release announcing appointment of Special Adviser to Home Secretary. 1 political adviser; 1 policy adviser.
Lord Chancellor's
Department
1
CV supplied. Recruited for technical expertise but also undertook political liaison role.
DfID
1
1 position vacant. No distinction drawn between technical expert and political adviser role. Declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee.
DSS
2
Areas of policy interest covered; biog details not supplied. Declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee.
DTI
2
Areas of interest given; advisers provide policy and presentational advice. Declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee.
Cabinet Office and
10 Downing Street
30
Names, titles and responsibilities provided; declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee
Scotland Office
2
Names and titles provided. Responsibilities for policy and presentation; declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee. (Volunteered 1 further adviser part-time and unpaid).
Leader of the
House of Lords
2
Names and policy areas covered; declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee.
Govt Chief Whip
2
Names given; areas of responsibility not given. Declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee.
Leader of the House
2
Names, age, educational qualifications and brief career history supplied.
Wales Office
2
Both policy advisers. Declined to provide career history and personal details since they are confidential between employer and employee.
DoH
2
Areas of responsibility given as 1 policy adviser and 1 political and presentational adviser; CVs provided with agreement of advisers
HM Treasury
8
List of names, job titles and areas of responsibility given. Policy advice and media relations.
Total
76
 





 
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