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Make appointments of special advisers subject to parliamentary approval

Submitted by Guy Sandison on Tuesday 26th May 2020

Published on Tuesday 28th July 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 28th January 2021

Current Signatures: 459
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Make appointments of special advisers subject to parliamentary approval

Petition Details

It’s become clear recently how influential these unelected officials can be. As such it seems sensible for appointment of these individuals who are paid from public funds to be subject to parliamentary approval, rather than the present system where the executive may hire/fire who they wish.

Additional Information

All appointments of special advisors to be subject to parliamentary approval before commencement, via the relevant departmental select committee.

It would ensure transparency.


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