HC Deb 02 July 1997 vol 297 cc214-6W
28. Mr. Clappison

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the role of Special Advisers to Ministers. [4955]

Dr. David Clark

Special Advisers are appointed to provide advice to their Minister in the Development and Presentation of Government policy. They are employed under terms and conditions based on the Model Contract for Special Advisers, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.