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The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): Listed below are the names of the special advisers in post at 10 June 2010, including each special adviser's pay band, and actual salary where this is £58,200 or higher, together with details of the special advisers' pay ranges for 2010-2011, and the total pay bill cost of special advisers for 2009-10.
Also being published today are revised versions of the Model Contract and Code of Conduct for Special Advisers. Copies have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
|Appointing Minister||Special Adviser in Post||Payband||Salary if £58,200 or higher (£)|
First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equality
Secretary of State for Culture, Media, the Olympics and Sport
Leader of the House of Lords, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
|(1)Takes up post with effect from 5 July.|
(2)In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has appointed Rupert Harrison (PB3, £80,000) and Eleanor Shawcross (PB2) to the Council of Economic Advisers.
The pay bands and pay ranges for special advisers for 2010-11 are as follows:
|Special Adviser Pay Bands for 2010-11|
The pay bill for special advisers in 2009-10 was £6.8 million.
The Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Philip Hammond): The Government have made clear their most urgent priority is to tackle the UK's record budget deficit, in order to restore confidence in the economy and support the recovery. The Department for Transport will play a full part in the spending review which will be reporting in the autumn. Only once the Government's spending review has been concluded will the Department for Transport be in a position to identify those major investments that can be supported.
The Government have also made a commitment-as set out in the Coalition Agreement-to reform the way decisions are made on which transport projects are prioritised.
Given the uncertainties which both of these factors create, and in view of the likely budgetary constraints, and the consequent likelihood that not all schemes will be able to proceed on their planned timetable, it would be inappropriate for the Department to continue to invest time and resources on development of schemes at the same rate as before. Local authorities will also wish to consider carefully whether investing further time and resources in developing such schemes ahead of the spending review is justified. They should not assume that schemes prioritised under the previous Government's regional funding allocations (RFA) process will be funded to the previous published levels.
I am therefore today taking steps to help avoid unnecessary expenditure, while the Government consider their transport priorities:
The previous Major Schemes Guidance for Local Authorities and associated approval processes are being suspended until further notice.
All schemes that were granted conditional approval or programme entry by the previous Government will be reviewed as part of the spending review. Until then, the Government can give no assurances on funding support for any of these schemes.
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