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Question ref. S6W-06884
Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 25 February 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00255 by George Adam on 23 August 2021, whether it plans to publish and maintain an up-to-date list of special advisers and their responsibilities.

Current status: Answered by George Adam on 4 March 2022


Answer

Special Advisers are appointed by the First Minister for the purpose of providing assistance to the Scottish Ministers. Part 1 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 obligates the Scottish Government to prepare and lay before the Scottish Parliament an annual report about Special Advisers, and additional updates to Special Advisers and their responsibilities are published as appropriate on the Scottish Government website.