CABINET OFFICE – SPECIAL ADVISERS – 6 February 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: What action he [the Minister for the Cabinet Office] has taken to co–ordinate policy on the duties of special advisers among Government Departments?

[SUPPLEMENTARY:] We all know what Jo Moore said on 11 September about burying bad news, but since then she has tried unsuccessfully to have a crony appointed as her Department's head of media and, more recently, has succeeded in damaging the Prime Minister by suggesting – heaven forfend! – that he regards the trade union movement as “wreckers”. Is she setting a good example for special advisers in other Departments to follow?