§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the President of the Council if she will list the special advisers in her Department, the Minister to whom each is responsible, the subjects on which they advise and the number of advisers in her Department in the year up to 1 May. 
§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
Subject to final agreement on their salaries, three special advisers are being appointed in the Privy Council Office: Mr. Ian McKenzie, Mr. Damien Welfare and Miss Marianne Morris. Special advisers are employed on terms and conditions based on a model contract, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House. Mr. McKenzie is to advise me, and Mr. Welfare and Miss Morris are to advise my noble Friend the Lord Privy Seal, in his capacity as Leader of the House of Lords, on a range of matters concerning parliamentary business and, in particular legislation, in accordance with schedule 1 (part 1) of the Model Contract. The number of special advisers to Ministers in the Privy Council Office during the financial year 1996–97 was two.