PMQT Written Answers – 17 May 1995

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 17th May 1995.


PRIME MINISTER:

 

Special Advisers

Mr. McMaster: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the name, former occupation and supervising Minister of each special adviser currently employed from any Government funding source; and if he will list the salary range of such advisers as of 5 May; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister: There are 36 special advisers currently employed by Government Departments; details of their names, former occupations, and Ministers are as follows. For information on the salary range of special advisers I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to him on 28 February 1995, Official Report, columns 484-85 .

The following is the information:

Name |Former occupation |Minister

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K. Adams |Personal Assistant to the Right Hon. John Gummer |Secretary of State for the Environment

P. Barnes |Management Consultant, Boston Consulting Group |Secretary of State for Social Security

J. Bercow |Director, Rowland Sallingbury Casey |Chief Secretary

N. Blackwell |Partner, McKinsey and Co. Consultants |Prime Minister

C. Blunt |Public Affairs Consultant, PI Political |Secretary of State for Defence

Miss A. Broom |Freelance Political Consultant |Secretary of State for Employment

T. Burke* |Director, Green Alliance |Secretary of State for Environment

J. Caine |Desk Officer, Conservative Research Department |Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

T. Collins |Communications Director, Conservative Central Office |Prime Minister

Dr. E. Cottrell |Assistant Director, Conservative Research Department |Secretary of State for Education

Dr. W. Eltis* |Director General, National and Economic Development Office |President of the Board of Trade

Miss C. Fairbairn |Strategy Consultant, McKinsey and Co. Consultants |Prime Minister

M. Fraser |Assistant Director, Conservative Research Department |Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

A. Hockley |Economic Adviser, Air Transport Users Council, and Freelance Adviser |Secretary of State for Health

Miss S. Hole |Secretary to Lord Rothschild |Chief Whip

M. Izatt |Research Assistant to Mr. Raymond Robertson MP |Secretary of State for Scotland

A. Kemp* |Owner of ODP Nexus Ltd. |President of the Board of Trade

G. Maclay |Economic Researcher, Pieda plc |Secretary of State for Scotland

M. Maclay |Associate Editor, “The European” |Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

R. Marsh |Writer and Researcher on Environment and Local Government, Conservative Central Office |Secretary of State for Health

Ms S. McEwean |Account Executive Namara Cowan Ltd. |Lord Privy Seal

M. McManus |Desk Officer for Wales, Conservative Central Office |Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

P. Moman |Self Employed Consultant and Writer |Lord President

L. O’Connor* |Self Employed Architect |Secretary of State for the Environment

Mrs. K. Ramsay |Desk Officer, Conservative Central Office Research Department |Prime Minister

P. Rock |Assistant Director Conservative Central Office |Home Secretary

D. Ruffley |Solicitor, Clifford Chance |Chancellor of the Exchequer

D. Rutley |Business Development Director, Pepsi Cola |Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

M. Simmonds |Researcher, BBC Political Research Unit |Secretary of State for Transport

D. Soskin |Chief Executive of Asquith Courts Schools Ltd. |Prime Minister

Lady Strathnaver |Adviser to Right Hon. Michael Heseltine MP |President of the Board of Trade

N. True |Director, Public Policy Unit |Prime Minister

Miss A. Warburton |Private Secretary |Prime Minister

Miss R. Whetstone |Head of Political Section, Conservative Central Office |Home Secretary

H. Williams |Governing Body of Rugby School, also Freelance Journalist and Writer |Secretary of State for Wales

S. Williams |Company Secretary, Williams Lea Group |Prime Minister

Note:

Special advisers fall into two categories, political and those with specialised expertise relevant to their appropriate Secretary of State. The latter are indicated by an asterisk.